Extracts from WW1 letter dated 4th November 1915 from David Henry Taylor in Balham, London to his sister Ginger (Ethel) Linn in USA.

“I have been round to look at some of the damage.  Then bomb in Chancery Lane fell in the road just outside Stone Buildings, by the Safe Deposit, smashed all the glass around, knocked lumps of the stonework off. It has blown out all the glass on two sides of the building. It cracked two of the walls. The explosion ripped the whole thing from end to end, leaving just the roof trusses bare.”