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Greenwich Station

The 1st shot is of Greenwich Station and taken in 1885. The 2nd shows the second world war bomb damage on the line.  You can see Greenwich Station in the distance and the backs of the Straightsmouth terrace of houses on the right. I think this bomb damage could have been the V1 bomb circled on the LCC Bomb map of London. See here for the extract for West Greenwich. You can see the V1 large circle at the top right of the map. The black indicates the properties were totally destroyed. It looks like the bomb wiped out the row of buildings where HSBC now stands on Greenwich High Road. It also destroyed some of the properties in the middle part of Straightsmouth i.e where the modern block begins on the south side opposite the intersection with Randall Place.

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