During the Second World War, St Marylebone and Paddington suffered extensive bomb damage. The two rail heads at Paddington and Marylebone Stations and Church Street, caught in the flight path between them, were prime bombing targets This bombing map was made in 1946, immediately after the Second World War and formed the basis on which the Abercrombie Plan for the Rebuilding of London was created.
The LCC Architects who made the maps, gave me black and white photocopies in about 1960 which I published in different books for years. When the LCC was closed by Mrs Thatcher, the maps passed to the London Metropolitan Archive, which now owns the copyright. I am most obliged for their permission to reprint small pieces for educational purposes.
In 2005 London Topographical Society published a magnificent edition of the maps called ‘The LCC Bomb Damage Maps, 1939-1945.’ It is out of print, but schools can find copies in their Local History archive and print their particular page for educational purposes.