Pieces of stained glass windows and wood

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Pieces of stained glass windows and wood

Alexander James Patterson collected these pieces of glass and charred wood from famous buildins that had been severly damaged in the WW2 Blitz. Having witnessed the end of the first World War, by the time of the second World War he was an engineer which was considered an essential tole.
The fragments he collcted during the blitz of 1941 include those from the roof of the Guildhall, the Porch of St Mary Le-bow in Cheapsid and St Giles in Cripplegate.

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  • 1. At 00:08 on 8 June 2010, Paul wrote:

    Wonderfully evocative - and just goes to show that objects that provoke feelings don't always have to be pristine or beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

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