Druid Street arch WW2 bomb
Event From 25/10/1940 To 25/10/1940
Railway arches were used as air raid shelters in WW2, as they were relatively secure. In the case of Druid Street however, they couldn't survive a direct hit. Depending on source, the number of deaths in this incident ranges from 73 to 87. The photograph is of a shelter under a railway somewhere in south-east London.