A couple of posts back Delores cheered me up no end and had a suggestion she thought I may like to follow up. She had read of a blogger who had promised herself to show a photo a day with, I presume, just a few words to describe that photograph.
I have decided to see if I can keep that up and hopefully others may take up the challenge too and we can share photos we have that would otherwise not be shown, from somewhere in our archives. It should only take a very few minutes, or one could cheat and do a few at a time and then pop in each day to publish them.
This photo was taken on 15th November, 1940, the day after the dreadful blitz that Coventry endured at the hand of the Luftwaffe. It was by far the worst of all seventeen air raids on Coventry during World War 2.
If you enlarge this photo and look closely on the extreme left you will see a young woman walking towards the camera (threading her way through the column of men). That young woman is Mollie McDonald, is now 89 and still living in the West Midlands. She is my husband Phil's first cousin and we keep in touch via email and the occasional telephone call. The above photo was emailed to me by Mollie's husband Leslie, who is now 93.
Phil, with his mum and dad, also ventured into the city after this raid to reassure themselves that friends and family had survived. Fortunately everyone was OK. Phil and his family lived 5 miles outside the city and Phil well remembers these air raids and the shrapnel bouncing off the roof of their cottage as well as bombs falling nearby. He was nearly 11 at the time.