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Blitz in Colour: The British Gas Light Company, Dereham Road Norwich Castle, Then And Now Photos, Norwich Norfolk, Norfolk England, Gas Lights, The Blitz, Ww2 Photos, World War, Simple

Norwich Castle Museum Ghost 1941 > 2012

Parachute troops, bare-headed and wearing 'jump jackets', in Norwich during exercises in Eastern Command, 23 June 1941. (IWM collection) Original Taken by Lt Puttnam, Official War Office photographer. Image of drizzle and murk, Nick Stone, Official something-or-other. Rather bizarrely the chap in the middle and the chap on the right look like people I know. Facebook page here www.facebook.com/Blitzghosts

Blitz Ghost - 67 Duke Street Norwich Norwich Norfolk, Air Raid, Uk Photos, Up House, Old Buildings, Ghosts, Townhouse, Nostalgia, Villa

Blitz Ghost - 67 Duke Street Norwich

This one is a bit of an odd one. George Plunkett shot in in 1948, after he had returned from the war, it shows what is now "cafe 67" on Duke Street, just opposite St Mary's Baptist Chapel and St Mary's Church on the corner of Muspole Street. This was taken in 1948 - hence the fireweed and scattered timber, what makes this one odd for me is I remember it being something like this until about 10 or 15 years ago, it was shored up and had timbers holding the back wall up, but it was just a hole…

Blitz Ghost - Friars Quay Photo Merge, Builders Merchants, Then And Now Photos, Norwich Norfolk, Uk Photos, Best Places To Live, World War Two, Ghosts, Wwii

Blitz Ghost - Friars Quay

It's got the Jewson lot. Well it did have then it got burnt to the ground in 1942, went up like a pile of tinder, which I suspect is what it was mainly, drop some Phosphorous on it then stand back and warm your Hans while a stream of Dorniers bomb onto it. Nice work, for you zee wordwork lesson iz over... Jewson big Norfolk family, never connected the builders merchants with the solicitors, MP and all that before, but yes they are all related. I suppose a quayside back then was an…

Blitz Ghost – Dereham Road/Heigham Road Ghost Images, Norwich Norfolk, Gas Lights, Uk Photos, Charity Event, Ww2, Past, Villa, Simple

Blitz Ghost – Dereham Road/Heigham Road

The British Gas Light Company, On the corner of Dereham Road and Heigham Road, now wasteland with an large and unattractive signboard on it and little else. Note Horse and cart further down the road. This is a marvellous fit, the chimney pots line up perfectly, Petals on the corner opposite may well have been damaged beyond repair too, as it's obviously a more recent building. I think this shot by Swain and the Baptist Chapel one were probably shot within minutes of each other, it's a bit of…

Blitz in Colour: The British Gas Light Company, Dereham Road Waterloo Road, Building A Swimming Pool, Norwich Norfolk, Small Terrace, Gas Lights, The Blitz, Air Raid, Uk Photos, Peaceful Life

Air Raid - Blitz Ghost

www.facebook.com/Blitzghosts St Augustines School 1940, a posed shot for George Swain as the children enact an air raid drill, there are a few others in this series, showing twisted lines of children waiting to enter, one of the other ones lines up with the wall and some door and windows behind this, but it's such poor quality (a published and halftones photo) that I opted to base positioning the photo where the other one was without going by the window frames etc. So as far as I can work…

 Augustines School from Alma Terrace Anderson Shelter, High Diving, Waterloo Road, Norwich Norfolk, Diving Board, Air Raid, London History, Traffic Light, Back Gardens

Blitz Ghost St. Augustines School from Alma Terrace

500kg of high explosive did this at the same time as the row of houses that used to stand right up to the traffic lights on Waterloo Road. School out then. This was I think, on the night of 27th April 1942; the same night Drayton Road and St Martins corner was taken out, Greenhills Road, lost 5 houses. St Mary's lost a whole side of the Road, The entire Potter family died as did Ethel Jopp at No 6, a street halved, I can see where that row was from our house, it's now rather drab prefab…

It's a Spar shop, for an instant it's a swimming pool then it flashes back to just after the April A bomb meant school was out more or less permanently for the duration. Photographer unknown, (could it be Swain) photo donated, (Archant collection? Ghost Images, Norwich Norfolk, Uk Photos, Ghosts, Ww2, Swimming Pools, Ireland, Saints, Villa

St Augustines school - blitz ghost

It's a Spar shop, for an instant it's a swimming pool then it flashes back to just after the 28th April 1942, A 500kg bomb meant school was out more or less permanently for the duration. Photographer unknown, (could it be Swain) photo donated, (Archant collection?)

The Avenues - Blitz ghost 1942 Norwich Norfolk, Ghosts, England, War, History, Random, City, Pictures, Outdoor

The Avenues - Blitz ghost 1942 >2012

I know there were at least two raids that caused damage to The Avenues, one was 6th May 1941, which was incendiaries, so I don't think this is that, I think this is from the Baedeker Raids 27th April 1942, there's blast damage. The houses at either end of this were so badly damaged they have post war replacements. and as this blips into existence for a fraction of a second, that chap with the white headphones notices it, or he wonders what that mad tall bloke dancing about in the road…

Blitz Ghost - Roman Catholic Cathedral & Grapes Hill Norfolk England, Uk Photos, Roman Catholic, Ghosts, Past, Cathedral, Villa, The Unit, Mansions

Blitz Ghost - Roman Catholic Cathedral & Grapes Hill

Roman Catholic cathedral as seen by George Swain through a hole blown in a building on Grapes Hill/Earlham Road, as seen by me, through traffic on Grapes hill, whilst crouched on the side of the carriageway trying not to fall in the road and get dead (or muddy). I bet a car load of dickheads didn't shout at George either.

 Original Courtesy Archant Blitz Special I believe this to be a George Swain. Ghost Images, Peaceful Life, Norfolk, Ghosts, Wwii, Saints, The Past, England, In This Moment

Blitz Ghost - St Bartholomew

St Bartholomew, Heigham. 27 April 1942, bombed to the edge of oblivion. Original Courtesy Archant Blitz Special 2002, I believe this to be a George Swain. Simon Knott's Norfolk Churches entry

Angel Road Blitz Ghosts Norwich Norfolk, Uk Photos, Ghosts, Time Travel, Past, England, Street View, Angel, Pictures

Angel Road Blitz Ghosts

Angel Road, Norwich. A Bomb landed between 17 and 19, and just lay there, that's not to say it didn't make a bit of a mess on it's way through though. This row is litle changed, although none of them seem to have chimneys now. Technique: Sergey Larenkov, I thought it was worth a go. You can see Sergey's work here Original Photo courtesy of Archant.

Tanks versus taxis - Great War Ghost. Norwich England, Suffolk England, Norwich Norfolk, Ww1 Tanks, Great Yarmouth, The Blitz, Taxi, Where To Go, Old Photos

Tanks versus taxis - Great War Ghost.

April 1918, Norwich gets a tank for a week, part of the drive to buy more tanks, they did in fact make a huge amount of money to buy lots of tanks, over a million quid was raised nationally. This one was delivered by train from a secret tank training area at Elveden, I suspect they put it on a train because otherwise it would have taken a week to get here as they had a top speed of about 4 miles per hour, which ironically given the nature of this composite, it being a then and now and…

City Station Ghost Norwich Norfolk, Norfolk England, First Night, Past, River, Ghosts, House Styles, City, Places

City Station Ghost

City Station Ghost. This is the Portico of City Station, just at the bottom of Barn Road being dismantled by one man and a hammer. The Station was bombed on the first night of the raids, Not built on entirely solid ground, it's basically marsh land round there and I believe that one of the river tributaries flowed under the platforms too. The attach took the form of four 250kg HE bombs, which cracked the brickwork and rendered it all a bit unsafe. This was followed by incendiaries which…

Blitz ghost - Pykerels house, Rosemary Lane, Norwich Norwich Norfolk, Old Pub, Ghost Photos, Thatched Roof, Slums, The Other Side, Pilgrim, Ghosts, Nostalgia

Blitz ghost - Pykerels house, Rosemary Lane, Norwich

Pykerel's House or Pilgrim's House or The Rosemary Tavern, St Mary's Plain, C15th Great Hall. A Merchant's House, A mayor's House, a pub and then a residence again, 500 years old-ish, when an incendiary finds it's way down two to three thousand feet and sets fire to the thatched roof, that was in April 1942. I believe the original Baptist chapel opposite 'bought it' that night, as did St Mary's Coslany just over the road, whose roof caught fire, over the next few days so did most of the…

St Andrews Norwich, Blitz Ghost 1942 2012. Norwich Cathedral, Army Uniform, Picture Story, St Andrews, World War Two, Norfolk, Car Parking, Two By Two, England

Blitz Ghost - St Andrews Broad Street, Norwich,

18th March 1943 > 2nd March 2012, almost seventy years. This is Harmer's Factory on St Andrews, it's also a weird bit of land with not much on it, sort of an entrance to a car park of sorts. Harmer's was hit several times, firstly I think on the second night of the Baedeker Raids, the 29th April 1942, which ripped it open and set it on fire, then once it had been more or less damped down it was hit again on the 1st May 1942, and caught fire again. The remains of the factory were hit…

Blitz Ghost - Junction Road, Norwich. Junction Road, Ghost Images, Norwich Norfolk, Ghosts, Ww2, England, Street View, Park, Pictures

Blitz Ghost - Junction Road, Norwich.

Junction Road 29th April 1942, and 2011, it was drizzling, I think it may well ovecast back then too looking at the photo of this. 9 houses were totally ruined, 74 others were damaged by the enormous lumps of clay a 1000kg bomb chucked into the air. Nos 91 & 93 Junction road had lumps of clay so large dumped on them, that they were thought to be unexploded bombs. Some of the terrace at the bottom of the Hill are still there, kind of truncated and replaced by flats. there's quite lot of…