Bomb Damage, Old Stoke Road, Stoke-on-Trent

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Description:Old Stoke Road pictured after a bombing raid in January 1941.

On this particular night the target was the Michelin tyre factory, with Stoke railway goods yard as a secondary target.

Recalling the air raids

Hilda remembers the horror of an unexpected bomb in Chesterton, during the Second World War:

"The bomb was a one-off, with a plane that just dropped a bomb. There was no warning, it was dusk. People were having tea just going about their business. I saw this plane very low, very strange, and then bang. All our windws came in and we ran in the house, but that was nothing compared to the top of the village. It had been virtually wiped out – streets, and families sitting having tea."

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This photograph is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.

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Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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