The Blitz in London evokes all sorts of emotions – destroyed homes and lives, spine-tingling air raid sirens, the plucky ‘spirit of the Blitz’ to name but a few. For months on end, London withstood relentless nights of bombing, and continued to be targeted by aerial attacks well beyond 1941. A special exhibition of vintage photos aims to reignite memories of this period – iconic survivors like St Paul’s surrounded by smoke, homes turned to rubble, Londoners sharing shelter underground, or carrying out their day-to-day clad in gas masks. With many of these photos having been used by the press at the time, they are more than art but also pieces of history themselves.
ExhibitionMonday June 3