An image showing a London firefighter standing amidst bomb damage to the Park Royal Trading Estate in North West London on 20 July 1944. Major employers on the estate included Guinness, Heinz, McVities, and Rolls Royce although it is not known which premises this is. During WW2 some of Park Royal’s factories were put to military use, including Park Royal Coachworks, which turned from cars and buses to making wings and cowlings for Halifax bombers. The area’s railway lines made it a target for enemy action and there was scattered destruction by aerial bombardment.
Photographer: ©Keith Bailey SceneItSnappedIt Photographic