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Church Square 1960

What we know about this image :

Taken from a window of the Municipal Buildings  in August 1960, the view shows Christ Church (now the Art Gallery) when it was still a church with a neatly manicured hedged garden. To the left of the shop with the blinds is a vacant patch of land where Christ Church vicarage had been until a few months beforehand. The building had been a Ministry of Pensions office before demolition. Barclays Bank would be built on the site later, only to be remodelled as The Ward Jackson pub in the 1990s. This patch of land possibly was also  a site of an air raid shelter in World War 2 . Can anyone confirm this ?

Date (of image) : 0/8/1960

Part of the "Library" collection


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