Severely damaged in the Fire of London in 1666, it was patched up between 1668 and 1671. A steeple was added around 1700 to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren. It was built in a gothic style sympathetic to main body of the church, though with heavy string courses. It has a needle spire carried on four flying buttresses. The church was largely destroyed in the World War II and the ruins now form part of a public garden.
© Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection
We were off to Croydon station
Press photograph: I think you have a copy of this photo taken in 1939. We were off to Croydon station.Photograph of Sgt Wren, Sgt N I Giles (nee Ellingham), Sgt D Smith, are marked, showing members of the Auxilliary Territorial Service kissing their husbands goodbye, 1939.From a collection of 21 photographs relating to the service of Nellie Irene Ellingham, Mrs Giles, with the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, 1918 and Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1939-1940, as well as reunions of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps veterans from 1930s to the 1960s. Date: 1939
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Eurasian wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Eurasian wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, and goldcrest, Regulus regulus. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croix's Dictionary of Natural Science: Ornithology, Paris, France, 1816-1830. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Madame Rebel, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans