Mrs Jubbie's reminiscences of the Blitz

Bath was hit by air raids on April 26 & 27 1942 and this photograph was taken 10 days later. The back of Sydney Buildings is visible in the top right corner.

Photograph of the bomb damage to Widcombe locks

"There was very limited ack-ack defence from Lansdown.

Blast damage was widespread in Sydney Buildings, in No 29 and Sydney Parade.

A high explosive bomb hit Top Lock, others landed in Lime Grove Road.

Afterwards, mosquitoes bred in the damaged lock and were a pest."

Mrs Jubbie lived in Sydney Buildings during the war.

As told to Chris Morrissey

August 2008

[Photograph and text published on the Sydney Buildings History blog]

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