Air raid damage to tram tracks at Plumstead. General view of the devastation caused by the bombing. The large crater in the middle of the road is partly filled by water. The damage sustained by the adjoining houses can clearly be seen. A group of workmen appear to be demolishing the remains of the house on the extreme left; other men are at work in the road. Note how the severed tram tracks rear into the air on both sides of the crater.
Photographed by Topical Press, 22 Apr 1941
Location: Plumstead, Greenwich, SE18
Image no: U32936
Inventory no: 1998/84737
20th Century London caption: An air raid in Plumstead has left a large crater in the middle of the road, now partly filled with water. On both sides, severed tram tracks rear into the air. Adjoining houses are also damaged. A group of workmen appear to be demolishing the remains of the house on the extreme left. Throughout the spring of 1941, the Luftwaffe subjected London to regular bombardments during the night. By this time, there were strategies in place to cope with urgent repairs to buildings, the housing of homeless civilians, and the provision of food and clean clothes for the capital's population.