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Ruins Collection

Background imageRuins Collection: Demolition squads at work after a Nazi Luftwaffe raid on Liverpool and Merseyside

Demolition squads at work after a Nazi Luftwaffe raid on Liverpool and Merseyside. Original caption suggests the picture was taken in Opie Street or Great Homer Street, Liverpool

Background imageRuins Collection: A church service in the bombed out remains of Norwich Cathedral

A church service in the bombed out remains of Norwich Cathedral. Norwich was bombed as part of the Baedeker Raids against historic and beautiful cities such as Bath

Background imageRuins Collection: The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche church and surrounding buildings in Berlin Germany

The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche church and surrounding buildings in Berlin Germany devastated by Allied bombing during WW2 - 1st July 1945

Background imageRuins Collection: The old Customs House site, Liverpool. Circa 1967

The old Customs House site, Liverpool. Circa 1967

Background imageRuins Collection: Bomb damage to Bridlington in the North East of England after Germain airmen of

Bomb damage to Bridlington in the North East of England after Germain airmen of the Luftwaffe bombed the town in an air raid in July 1940

Background imageRuins Collection: Scene showing the bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk following an air raid by

Scene showing the bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe. German planes dropped around 1

Background imageRuins Collection: Paradise Street, Liverpool City Centre, after the Luftwaffe has bombed it in the Blitz

Paradise Street, Liverpool City Centre, after the Luftwaffe has bombed it in the Blitz. It was hit on 3rd May 1941 Liverpool suffered many casualties in the blitz during World War Two

Background imageRuins Collection: Liverpool. Merseyside. August 1941. During the Blitz. Picture shows the Old

Liverpool. Merseyside. August 1941. During the Blitz. Picture shows the Old Street and Castle Street area of Liverpool, The National Bank Building with the Holt Building to the left

Background imageRuins Collection: Picture shows business premises in Weston Super Mare, Somerset

Picture shows business premises in Weston Super Mare, Somerset, decimated in The Blitz. June 1942. Street is unknown. On the nights of June 28 and 29

Background imageRuins Collection: Newbridge Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz

Newbridge Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz. Firefighters at the scene of a horrendous bombing raid The Hull Blitz was the bombing campaign that targeted the English port city

Background imageRuins Collection: Hull, Yorkshire, during The Blitz. Picture shows the devastation in

Hull, Yorkshire, during The Blitz. Picture shows the devastation in Buckingham Street, Hull. The Hull Blitz was the bombing campaign that targeted the English port city of Kingston upon Hull by

Background imageRuins Collection: The Blitz. Hull. Yorkshire. February 1941. Picture shows Goddard Avenue

The Blitz. Hull. Yorkshire. February 1941. Picture shows Goddard Avenue, Hull. Although the roofs were damaged, the houses were not

Background imageRuins Collection: Queen Elizabeth II visits the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. 19th October 1980

Queen Elizabeth II visits the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. 19th October 1980

Background imageRuins Collection: Saxony Road, Kensington, Liverpool, bomb damage to rear entrance of working class pub in

Saxony Road, Kensington, Liverpool, bomb damage to rear entrance of working class pub in during recent air raid, pictured Wednesday 13th November 1940

Background imageRuins Collection: Aftermath of a V2 rocket attack on Kew, London. Workmen search the bottom of a

Aftermath of a V2 rocket attack on Kew, London. Workmen search the bottom of a crater after the attack. 12th September 1944

Background imageRuins Collection: Scene showing the bomb damage to St. Marks church in Sheffield following an air raid by

Scene showing the bomb damage to St. Marks church in Sheffield following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe. The last supper artwork remained in tact amongst the ruins of the devastated building

Background imageRuins Collection: The Tivoli Cinema in Weston Super Mare. Somerset and Avon area

The Tivoli Cinema in Weston Super Mare. Somerset and Avon area. On the nights of June 28 and 29, 1942 Weston endured " hell on earthO as 52 high-explosive bombs and more than 10

Background imageRuins Collection: A wrecked bungalow in Clevedon, The South West of England

A wrecked bungalow in Clevedon, The South West of England, in the Bristol and Somerset area. The house took a double hit, enough to blow the front door off where the 5 occupants could escape

Background imageRuins Collection: The bombed interior of Temple Church. Bristol. Somerset and Avon area

The bombed interior of Temple Church. Bristol. Somerset and Avon area. The church was bombed on 24th November 1940. Bristol was Englands fifth most heavily bombed city

Background imageRuins Collection: Damage to a childrens hospital. (Name not known) Bristol, during World War Two

Damage to a childrens hospital. (Name not known) Bristol, during World War Two. Somerset and Avon area. Though we cannot confirm the name of the hospital

Background imageRuins Collection: Cardiff, Wales, during The Blitz in World War Two. The Cardiff Blitz refers

Cardiff, Wales, during The Blitz in World War Two. The Cardiff Blitz refers to the bombing of Cardiff, Wales during World War II

Background imageRuins Collection: One of the first official RAF photographs of Berlin since its fall

One of the first official RAF photographs of Berlin since its fall. Taken by a low-flying Mosquito of the RAF Film Production Unit

Background imageRuins Collection: The Reichstag after the battle of Berlin. Russia took Berlin on 2nd May 1945

The Reichstag after the battle of Berlin. Russia took Berlin on 2nd May 1945, a few days later the war in Europe officially ended on 8th May 1945. Picture taken 20th July 1945

Background imageRuins Collection: Salvage work in progress on the remains of the munition ship Malakand (Brocklebank Line

Salvage work in progress on the remains of the munition ship Malakand (Brocklebank Line) which blew up in the Huskisson Dock, Liverpool, during the May Blitz, 1941 after heroic efforts to save her

Background imageRuins Collection: Picture shows a row of houses in Wales, badly hit in The Blitz

Picture shows a row of houses in Wales, badly hit in The Blitz. Location in Wales unknown. The Cardiff Blitz refers to the bombing of Cardiff, Wales during World War II

Background imageRuins Collection: Picture shows the ruins of The Natural History Section of The Bristol Art Gallery in

Picture shows the ruins of The Natural History Section of The Bristol Art Gallery in Bristol. November 1940. In what became known as The Bristol Blitz

Background imageRuins Collection: Picture shows the ruins of a bombed out building in Bristol November 1940

Picture shows the ruins of a bombed out building in Bristol November 1940. In what became known as The Bristol Blitz. The Bristol Blitz was the heavy bombing of Bristol, England

Background imageRuins Collection: Clarendon Street, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz

Clarendon Street, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz. A sign to the centre right of the pictures shows Dewhirst Bros. Perhaps this is a family business

Background imageRuins Collection: Queen Victoria Square, Hull, Yorkshire, after the Blitz raids of 8th and 9th of May 1941

Queen Victoria Square, Hull, Yorkshire, after the Blitz raids of 8th and 9th of May 1941. The Hull Blitz was the bombing campaign that targeted the English port city of Kingston upon Hull by

Background imageRuins Collection: Picture shows residents of Aldborough Grove, in Hull, Yorkshire, after an air raid

Picture shows residents of Aldborough Grove, in Hull, Yorkshire, after an air raid. Casualties were light as the shelters were good

Background imageRuins Collection: Swansea, South Wales, picture taken after the World War Two had ended

Swansea, South Wales, picture taken after the World War Two had ended. Picture shows how the city has started to rebuild itself after the bombings of 1941. The Swansea Three Nights Blitz

Background imageRuins Collection: The Blitz. Bridlington, Yorkshire. June 1941. The bar

The Blitz. Bridlington, Yorkshire. June 1941. The bar and billiard room of The Britannia Hotel, Bridlington, Yorkshire, was destroyed by a German bomb, during the Blitz

Background imageRuins Collection: Picture shows Eagle Oil Mills in Hull, Yorkshire, on fire during World War Two

Picture shows Eagle Oil Mills in Hull, Yorkshire, on fire during World War Two. Location in Hull would be Eagle Terrace off Cleveland Street

Background imageRuins Collection: Fore Street, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, after an air raid during The Blitz in

Fore Street, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, after an air raid during The Blitz in World War Two. To the right you can see the remains of Hocking Piano Shop

Background imageRuins Collection: A scene in Melville Terrace, Great Yarmouth, after an early morning raid

A scene in Melville Terrace, Great Yarmouth, after an early morning raid. Mrs Friar, aged 77, with her son in background standing near their ruined home. 9th May 1943

Background imageRuins Collection: St Michaels Cathedral in Coventry lies in ruins after the devastating air raid by

St Michaels Cathedral in Coventry lies in ruins after the devastating air raid by the German Luftwaffe on the night of 14th November 1940 that lasted for over 10 hours

Background imageRuins Collection: The remains of the old Customs House in Canning Place, Liverpool. Circa 1960

The remains of the old Customs House in Canning Place, Liverpool. Circa 1960

Background imageRuins Collection: The old pub and isolation hospital on Flat Holm Island (Ynys Echni

The old pub and isolation hospital on Flat Holm Island (Ynys Echni) in the Bristol Channel 17th July 1973

Background imageRuins Collection: Burned to the ground - all that remains of South Bank FC social club after the double

Burned to the ground - all that remains of South Bank FC social club after the double arson attack. 31st December 1991

Background imageRuins Collection: Beaulieu Abbey, Hampshire. 9th April 1961

Beaulieu Abbey, Hampshire. 9th April 1961

Background imageRuins Collection: Remains of original Colonnade (burnt down in 1960) at Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough

Remains of original Colonnade (burnt down in 1960) at Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, England, 25th May 1978

Background imageRuins Collection: Dinas Powys Castle, Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, 23rd April 1967

Dinas Powys Castle, Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales, 23rd April 1967

Background imageRuins Collection: Two boys walk pass the partially demolished row of terrace houses in Blackburn May

Two boys walk pass the partially demolished row of terrace houses in Blackburn May 1987

Background imageRuins Collection: WW2 May 1945 British troops in Yamethin scour the ruins of the railway station

WW2 May 1945 British troops in Yamethin scour the ruins of the railway station on the Main Central Burma Railway for suicide Jap bombers

Background imageRuins Collection: Ruins of the Agora at Smyrna in West Turkey

Ruins of the Agora at Smyrna in West Turkey

Background imageRuins Collection: WW2 Bomb Damage in Deptford London Circa September 1940

WW2 Bomb Damage in Deptford London Circa September 1940

Background imageRuins Collection: Ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia facade Acropolis of Lindos on The Island of Rhodes

Ruins of the Temple of Athena Lindia facade Acropolis of Lindos on The Island of Rhodes

Background imageRuins Collection: 27-year-old Frenchman Ramon Kelvink walks the tightrope between Coventry

27-year-old Frenchman Ramon Kelvink walks the tightrope between Coventrys famous spires as part of the Millennium celebrations. 31st December 1999



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