Hertford Street, Coventry
These two images were taken less than seven years apart. The first shows a peaceful city centre scene with an early 1933 Coventry registered Minor Saloon KV 4341 parked at the kerbside outside a W.H. Smith’s store. A jeweller’s shop clock shows the time to be just a few minutes past 4:00PM on what is perhaps an early autumn afternoon. The second image depicts the same street on the night of 14th November 1940 taken during the course of an air raid that laid waste to great tracts of this once imposing Midland’s city.