Index Street, Walton



This image of Index Street off County Road, Walton shows a police officer standing amongst houses destroyed by parachute mine between 3 and 4 May 1941. 43 people were killed. Across Liverpool, nearly one third of homes were damaged or destroyed and over 1450 people were killed in the May Blitz alone. As well as their usual duties, police officers took charge of every Blitz incident. They helped to rescue people and to put out fires, but they also protected houses damaged by bombs or abandoned, from being looted.