The first major bombing attack on Bristol in the Second World War was on November 24, 1940. Over 6 hours, German aircraft dropped bombs which almost totally destroyed the heart of Bristol. Fire bombs and high explosives wrecked many buildings in Broadmead, the southern end of Stokes Croft and all of the Upper Arcade.
Bristol Blitzed gives a fascinating insight into pre-war Bristol and its post war development. An architectural walking trail of the city centre explores the impact of WW2 bombing raids on the built environment.