Tynemouth Borough Bomb Photos 1940-1943

Tynemouth Borough Police Photo Album – Mr Jim Kearney

The photos on these pages have been kindly loaned to us for use on the website by Mr Jim Kearney.
Mr Kearney was serving with Tynemouth Police when he rescued an album of Tynemouth Borough war damage photos from destruction in 1969.

This album was photographed by Det Sgt Anthony (Tony) Graham and Det Cons George J Wilkinson and George W Darling all of Tynemouth Borough Police.

Several copies of the album are thought to exist. It is uncertain whether or not a definitive set exists.

Insp. H. White, Deputy A.R.P. Controller gave the following statistics in October 1944

During air raids on Tynemouth borough since June 22, 1940, 225 persons lost their lives, 150 were seriously injured and 325 slightly injured.

A total of 310 high explosive bombs have been dropped in the town, 19 parachute mines and approximately 18000 incediary bombs. There have been 253 alerts and bombs have dropped on 31 occasions.

The number of properties totally demolished was 166, while 281 were damaged beyond repair, 1303 seriously damaged and 9,928 slightly damaged. The number of shops, offices and public buildings damaged was 328.

Against each photo, I have given/guessed the Bomb Number as marked on the Tynemouth Bomb Map.

Images: the photographs in this section are copyright unknown – they are published for educational purposes only.

10.8.1940

10.8.1940

MARDEN AND CULLERCOATS

24.10.1940

24.10.1940

TYNEMOUTH

10.4.1941

10.4.1941

NORTH SHIELDS

16.4.1941

16.4.1941

NORTH SHIELDS

3.5.1941

3.5.1941

WILKINSON’S AIR RAID SHELTER

6.5.1941

6.5.1941

NORTH SHIELDS, CULLERCOATS, TYNEMOUTH

1.9.1941

1.9.1941

NORTH SHIELDS

30.9.1941

30.9.1941

NORTH SHIELDS

2.10.1941

2.10.1941

NORTH SHIELDS

2.12.1941

2.12.1941

NORTH SHIELDS

8.8.1942

8.8.1942

CULLERCOATS

11.10.1942

11.10.1942

CULLERCOATS

25.3.1943

25.3.1943

NORTH SHIELDS

 

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