Bomb Damage, Coventry, West Midlands

Bomb Damage, Coventry, West Midlands
Photograph taken 11 October 1941 © Historic England Archive ref: op14794

An elevated view looking west from Holy Trinity Church tower showing Broad Gate and the Owen department store in the foreground and the Market Hall clock tower standing in the bomb damaged Market Place. Coventry was heavily bombed on the night of 14 and 15 November 1940. Broadgate was one of the worst hit areas and almost all of the buildings were destroyed or seriously damaged. Donald Gibson, the city architect, designed new plans for the city centre which were approved in 1946.