About this object

A young boy clambers over the remains of a building destroyed by a high explosive bomb on Fleet Street in the city centre, 25 September 1940.

“I remember coming home from school, you know all the streets where a couple of bombs had fell, and it was all closed off. We used to spend all the time rooting in all the houses. They were derelict really and they were there until well after the war.”

Douglas Darroch, 2003. Liverpool Voices Archive, Museum of Liverpool.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Fleet 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
    1940 - 1941
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Liverpool City Police (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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