Some unauthorised demolition has taken place in Bridgnorth, and we can reveal the culprit – one Adolf Hitler of Berlin. A Luftwaffe raider dropped a stick of bombs across the town in August 1940, and two people died. One of the non-fatal bombs landed here, at the junction of Pound Street and St Marys Street. This picture was obviously taken a little time later when, as you can see, some grass has grown up in this bombsite. This is one of a large number of pictures of wartime Bridgnorth taken by local grocer Walter Roden, and the boy on the left looks like his son Roger. The other lad may be Jack Roden, a relative who was an evacuee from Birmingham. The image is courtesy of Walter's grandson Jonathan Stubbs of Shrewsbury.