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Then and now. Oldham 13th October 1941
These chaps have just dug this thing up from 28 feet under Lilac Lane in Oldham.
Peter J C Smith (2003) notes that during the two hour air raid on Oldham on the night of 12 October 1941, 27 people were killed including 4 children, and a further 47 were injured of which 16 were seriously injured. There were 5 unexploded bombs in Oldham to be dealt with the following morning.
Same scene, Lilac Lane, Oldham, as it is now.
Old photo © Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives. Used with kind permission.