A little piece of social history...

by David Swatton November. 12, 2012 5451 views

This is Lord North Street in Westminster.

It is an elegant street of Regency town houses a few hundred yards from Parliament but on the wall is a faded reminder of times not so distantly past… Mouse over the picture and you'll see a highlighted area - this is an air raid shelter sign from the second wrold war. It reads: “Public shelters in vaults under pavements in this street”. It's just a simple utilitarian sign and perhaps all the more poignant for that.

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Christa 7 years ago

Love that kind of english houses and even a bike is in front of it, furterhmore it's "safe"! :)) You never know!

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Chossid 7 years ago

Fascinating!

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Helen Hooker 7 years ago

I love buildings with old signs like this - I think it's great that history hasn't been completely erased from them.

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Marilyn Grimble 7 years ago

This is a unique photo ... I am captivated by the reflection in the second window along (RHS) upstairs.

Is it a reflection of you taking the photo?

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Astrid 7 years ago

Very good, love the balance in this pic.

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Jacki 7 years ago

Beautiful photo... so I wonder if the underground vaults are still in existence?? THAT would be interesting to explore.

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