This interesting picture appeared in London - Work & Play, published by Batsford in 1950 and is credited to Fox Photo's. It shows children playing cricket in Alpha Road, Millwall, using improvised packing cases and bits of wood while the grown-ups look on. I love the sheer incongruity of seeing ships looming above terraced houses, once a common enough sight in Liverpool, Glasgow and elsewhere. Alpha Road was apparently renamed Alpha Grove at some point, and still exists, although everything…
A Heinkel He 111 bomber flying over the East End of London at the start of the Luftwaffe's evening raids of 7 September 1940.
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