About this object

A solider, possibly home on leave, can be seen observing the destruction on the corner of St George's Crescent and Lord Street on 4 May 1941 after the previous night’s bombing. At the start of the war ordinary soldiers were paid only two shillings a week, often leaving their wives and children in hardship. Servicemen must have feared greatly for their family’s safety back at home, especially during the May Blitz.

Object specifics

  • Title
    St George's Crescent and Lord Street
  • Accession no.
  • 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
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    162 mm x 111 mm
  • Related people
    Liverpool City Police (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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