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History, Pimlico, Victoria

Bomb Damage to Sutherland Terrace (Copyright: Westminster City Archives)

Sutherland Street and the Blitz

16 and 17 April 1941 saw some of the worst bombing raids to affect Westminster during the Blitz. Sutherland Terrace, in Pimlico, was hit by two parachute mines and three highly explosive […]

December 27, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

Stretcher Part at Dolphin Square (Copyright: Westminster City Archives)

Dolphin Square during the Blitz

During the night of 22nd September 1940, Pimlico was severely bombed and many local residents sought shelter in the basement of Hawkins House, one of 13 residential blocks in the Dolphin Square estate (built […]

December 27, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

The history of Dolphin Square

The history of Dolphin Square

Prior to the late 18th century the area where Dolphin Square now stands consisted of frequently flooded meadowlands known as Tothill Fields. It was used as a common for a variety of […]

December 18, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

90 Claverton Street

90 Claverton Street

During WWII, in the evening of 22nd September 1940, at 11.36pm, a high explosive bomb detonated on 90 Claverton Street in Pimlico. The building, as well as adjacent 94 Grosvenor Road suffered […]

December 6, 2015 × 0 comments