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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


I.R.A. Bombs, Blackpool, 1939.

Article from the West Lancashire (Blackpool) Evening Gazette, 26 Aug 1939.

 With terrific force, a bomb exploded outside the Blackpool Town Hall early today, shattering all the windows in the vicinity. This picture of the scene at the Town Hall was taken immediately after the explosion. The Fire Brigade spotlight is seen directed on the spot where the explosion occured.

The Deputy Town Hall Keeper examines damage in the office of the Mayor's secretary.

The Town Clerk (Mr Trevor T Jones) is seen looking at shattered windows in the Town Hall offices.

An officer clears up in the Mayoress's room.


A Blackpool Fire Brigade officer clearing debris from outside the Town Hall whilst others inspect the damaged structure.

Police officer at the spot where two bombs were found in a dustbin at the foot of Woolworth's building. The Blackpool Tower building is to the right.


 Article from the West Lancashire (Blackpool) Evening Gazette, 26 Aug 1939.