The Ghosts of Old London. At the entrance to the Oxford Arms – the Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London was set up to save the Oxford Arms, yet it failed in the endeavour, preserving only this photographic record.
On this day September, 1940 Buckingham Palace was bombed during the Blitz, on 16 separate occasions bombs were dropped on the palace, nine of which were direct hits ( Photo:Bomb damage outside Buckingham Palace, September
London in the Penny for the Guy. On Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) children would make a 'Guy' and sit in the street asking passers by for a 'penny for the Guy'. The money they made would be spent on fireworks or pop (a special treat in those days!