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St Pauls Cathedral, City of London, Greater London

St Pauls Cathedral, City of London, Greater London
Photograph taken March 1921 © Historic England Archive Aerofilms Collection ref: EPW005922

This view shows St Pauls and the surrounding area before World War Two. It shows the amount of smoke that was in the atmosphere when coal was the main fuel. The cathedral was built between 1675 and 1711 by Sir Christopher Wren, to replace the previous cathedral which was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666.