Bomb damage at James Street card

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Bomb damage at James Street

MLL.2006.34.279

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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.