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W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage

 
 
W.H. Smith and Son - Bomb Damage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. W.H. Smith and Son - Bomb Damage Marker
Inscription.
This building was
the head office of
W.H. Smith & Son
from 1920 to 1976.
The above sign was
damaged by shrapnel
from a German bomb
during an air raid
on the night of
10th October 1940

 
Location. 51° 30.897′ N, 0° 6.937′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Portugal Street and Carey Street, on the right when traveling east on Portugal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England WC2A 2HD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Marsden (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ivor Novello (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Thomas Earnshaw (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Betrand Russell (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Plough (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Museum Tavern (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Randolph Caldecott (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWar, World II
 
W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage Marker - Shrapnel-damaged Sign image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage Marker - Shrapnel-damaged Sign
W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
3. W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage Marker - Wide View
Both the marker and the shrapnel-damaged sign are visible, although partly obscured by the scaffolding, just to the right of the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the shrapnel-damaged sign without the scaffolding present. • Can you help?
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