Amazing images show fireplace on street that withstood the Blitz
INCREDIBLE images show the remains of a fireplace on a London street that could withstand the Blitz.
The stone stove has been almost intact for eighty years since the German bombing and still contains its metal grate.
Although the area around Vincent Street in Westminster, London has been reduced to rubble, the fireplace has stood the test of time.
The fireplace that survived lightning. Copyright Steven Herd
Pictures of the fireplace show the old red brickwork that adorned the top of someone’s heat source.
Another picture shows the redevelopment and redevelopment of the area, while the historic fireplace is neatly hidden next to a large gate.
Bomb maps detailing the damage done by the Third Reich on the streets of London confirm that Vincent Street was hit by a large explosive device.
The maps show how the explosives were “irreparably damaged” according to the bomb damage map key.
A total of 21 properties in the Vincent Street area were classified as “irreparably damaged”.
Steven posted his discovery on Facebook.
Pictures of the intact fireplace were shared by Steven Herd on social media on Wednesday. He wrote his contribution: “Fascinating find.
“A fireplace in a wall on Vincent Street SW1.
“There were a number of stables here that were lost in lightning.
“The site remained a bombed-out location for 40 odd years until it was converted into sheltered living space in the 1980s.
“Two chimneys are left.”
Since Steven shared pictures of the old fireplace on Wednesday, other social media users have been delighted with the interesting find.
This map shows how badly the area was hit by lightning. Copyright – Layers of London
Serena Wilson said, “How fascinating. Thank you.”
Robert Ian Wares wrote, “I love it. I hate boring walls. Definitely catches the eye. “
The Blitz was a World War II bombing campaign by Nazi Germany against the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941.
The term “Blitz” comes from the term “Blitzkrieg” – the German word for “Blitzkrieg”.
The Germans carried out major air raids, targeting cities, starting with raids on London.
Over 40,000 civilians were killed in these first attacks by the Luftwaffe, the Nazi air regiment, and more than a million houses were destroyed or damaged.