About this object

H.M. Prison, Walton also didn't escape the enemy bombing. It is pictured here after being hit by high explosives the previous night, 18 September 1940. Liverpool was hit particularly hard this night and people were left trapped in the debris of the Prison. The jail was hit again the following year on 3 May 1941 resulting in the loss of 15 lives.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Walton Prison
  • 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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