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Musgrave Street bomb damage

What we know about this image :

The picture is dated 1940. On 19th- 20th June, the Musgrave St area was badly damaged and it was the first of many raids on the town. Four highly explosive bombs were dropped on the area and amazingly only one man and one woman were killed although there were many more  injured. Four shops, six houses and the Central Hotel were completely demolished and 30 shops, 63 homes, one pub and St Joseph's School were badly damaged. Over 100 other buildings were damaged.

HHT&N 46

Date (of image) : 19/6/1940

Donor : Douglas Ferriday

Part of the "Hartlepool Library Service" collection


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