London was bombed by the Nazis on the 29th of December, 1940. Now world-famous photographer Cecil Beaton took this image after the attack. The bell towers of St Paul’s Cathedral in the City can be seen in the background, showing how close the internationally-renowned building came to being destroyed.
Some of the most famous images of the Second World War (e.g.) involved the cathedral surviving Nazis bombs.
This is the Hartford & Greenbank railway station in Cheshire in England, photographed on a snowy, wintry day: the 28th of December, 1962. This was during the United Kingdom’s infamous winter of 1962-63.
The station, renamed simply Greenbank in 1973 to avoid confusion with another place, opened in 1870 as part of the West Cheshire Railway. It still serves the village of Hartford.
Here in Australia (and I don’t care if it’s dorky – I still love it!) it is now officially Christmas. David Hobson has finished the carols with The Holy City, and until he does it, it’s not really Christmas here.
There’s not a 2017 video yet, but here he is last year: