Europe, Postcards

Before and After [1937 – Fleet Street, London]

1920 Postcard Image - Fleet Street London lg

Featuring an Interwar photograph of St. Clement Danes Church and Fleet Street in London, this postcard proves that worthwhile correspondence can be short. Designed by famed architect Sir Christopher Wren, the church was severely damaged in World War II bombing raids of London. In 1958, St Clement Danes became the Central Church of the Royal Air Force with features inside and out, commemorating units and individual members of the RAF (Wikipedia).

1920 Postcard Message - Fleet Street London lg

Best Wishes

To: Nashville, Tenn U.S.A.

Postmark: London, 6 Sep 1937 “Post Early in the Day”


More About St Clement Danes

Ablaze after German Blitz May 10, 1941

St Clement 32
The shell of St. Clement Danes after the German blitz.
Rev. P.D. Ellis distributes oranges and lemons to 25 children in the bombed out church of St. Clement in London. March 31, 1944. LIFE photo.
Photo from LIFE magazine issue, Apr 24, 1944.

 

 

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