WW2 BOMB-DAMAGED HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT STONE JAR, a 1950s London Stonecraft lidded jar made from a piece of the structure of the Houses of Parliament damaged during enemy air raids on 10 May 1941, of square form with circular foot and neck, china liner, one side with lead roundel with crowned portcullis inscribed 'The stone came from the Houses of Parliament', similar roundel with an English rose insert to a turned oak cover, 21cm high, together with a certifying letter from HRH The Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John Fund, WGR.No. 10078 (2) 'The Longest Night' On Saturday 10 May 1941, the German Luftwaffe launched an unprecedented assault on London. At 11pm, as the air raid sirens echoed across the city, the first explosions occurred. By the following morning, the German bombers had claimed 1,486 lives, destroyed 11,000 houses, and hit the Houses of Parliament, Waterloo Station, the British Museum and many other landmark buildings.
Estimated Value: £200 - £400
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