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In a group called the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London began documenting the soot-stained alleyways, Gothic façades, and rambling wooden structures of the changing city.

15 October 1940    Wreckage of bus leaning into huge crater in front of bombed out buildings, a result of German aerial blitz attacks during the Battle of Britain. (William Vandivert)

15 October 1940 Wreckage of bus leaning into huge crater in front of bombed out buildings, a result of German aerial blitz attacks during the Battle of Britain. (William Vandivert)

BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE, City of London. General view of an old timber boarded house, latterly a shop, possibly medieval.

BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE, City of London. General view of an old timber boarded house, latterly a shop, possibly medieval.

An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. 1860’s.  Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

An unidentified alley in Lambeth, London c. 1860’s. Uneven cobbles, walls jutting out and leaning as if about to collapse, and is that a costermonger’s barrow at the end of the alley?

Charterhouse, Wash House Court, 1880. This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a permanent visual record of historic buildings threatened with alteration or possible demolition in the 1870s and 80s. Charterhouse, near Smithfield, was built in the mid-16th century on the site of a former Carthusian priory which was dissolved in 1537. In the early 17th century it became an almshouse and school and it continues today as a retirement…

Charterhouse, Wash House Court, 1880. This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a permanent visual record of historic buildings threatened with alteration or possible demolition in the 1870s and 80s. Charterhouse, near Smithfield, was built in the mid-16th century on the site of a former Carthusian priory which was dissolved in 1537. In the early 17th century it became an almshouse and school and it continues today as a retirement…

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