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  • When was 6-7-8-9 mitre street/square demolished ?

    Help needed on the date 6-7-8-9 mitre st/square were demolished ? Have read they sustained damage during World War Two? Has been bugging me for 30 years not knowing many thanks cw

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    Found this tremendous map showing WW2 bombs dropped on London It shows that 5 fell in the vicinity of Mitre Square, although no specific damage recorded.
    ​​​​http://bombsight.org/#17/51.51370/-0.07806

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    • #3
      Joshua incredible info thanks pal

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      • #4
        You're welcome sir. It seems one (or more) of those bombs destroyed the Great Synagogue on May 10 1941.

        From the little I can make out on this post-war map

        https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoo...layers=193&b=1

        6-9 Mitre Street were still standing as late as 1949, although may have been damaged and left empty.

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        • #5
          Yes did know about the synagogue many thanks have found this aerial view post war
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          • #6
            This is from 1977 mitre street states no 4??
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            • #7
              This is from the 1954 electoral register. Click image for larger version

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              • #8
                Very interesting Robert thanks

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                • #9
                  There are, apparently, 110 maps belonging to the London County Council Archives showing actual damage to buildings from the Blitz, both from explosions and fires: https://www.citylab.com/design/2016/...-blitz/481350/
                  These are 1916 O.S. maps hand-coloured to show what's left. A large number of them seem to be online, but I've yet to find the one with Mitre Square on it.

                  - Ginger

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                  • #10
                    Imperial War Museum has some pictures of the ruined Great Synagogue, as well as some of services being conducted for Civil Defense workers before it was bombed. It was apparently the 250th anniversary that year. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/s...ue&pageSize=60
                    - Ginger

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                    • #11
                      Alrighty, then! It's Map 63 , "City of London (East) and Whitechapel", from the London Metropolitan Archives Collection. https://search.lma.gov.uk/scripts/mw...0.125%2C0.0946

                      It looks as though a bomb landed right in Duke Street (by then Duke's Place), and totalled pretty much everything on both sides of the street. No damage at all to Mitre Street or Mitre Square.
                      Last edited by Ginger; 04-23-2019, 02:13 AM.
                      - Ginger

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                      • #12
                        Many thanks Ginger amazing!

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                        • #13
                          Just found a ordnance survey map I obtained in 1995 from Greater London archives dated 1951 and 6-7-8-9 are still standing forgot I had these maps

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Christian View Post
                            Just found a ordnance survey map I obtained in 1995 from Greater London archives dated 1951 and 6-7-8-9 are still standing forgot I had these maps
                            Well, there you go, then
                            - Ginger

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