About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Index Street, Walton
  • Accession no.
    MLL.2006.34.305
  • 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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