Holyoake House bomb damage

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

This file contains images of the bomb damage to Holyoake House incurred during the Blitz on Manchester during the Second World War. The damage was to the top floor, and the images show the aftermath of the damage, there is bare brick walls with the remains of the metal frame of the roof. There is also debris in a pile on the floor. On the reverse of CUP/1/65/3 (iii) is a stamp from the Ministry of Information dated 14 Jan 1941 for the advisory censor's opinion. Written in red ink is 'ok subject to 28 day rule (it should not appear until 20/1/41)'. Images showing damage were not usually permitted in newspapers immediately after the event. Black and white.