About this object

This image shows damage to a section of the Overhead Railway on Stand Street, near James Street. It was severely damaged by a high explosive bomb on 3 May 1941 and would be hit twice again later in the month. The railway was extensively repaired and remained in operation; however in 1956 an Act of Parliament confirmed a decision made by the directors of the Liverpool Overhead Railway Company to demolish the railway. One of the reasons given was the bomb damage sustained during the Second World War.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Bomb damage at James Street
  • Accession no.
    MLL.2006.34.279
  • Type
    Photograph, black and white
  • Artist/Maker
    Criminal Investigation Dept Studio Liverpool City Police
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Date made
    1941
  • Materials
    Paper
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    117 mm x 159 mm
  • Related people
    Liverpool City Police (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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