Private snapshots from the war years are not common because film was not easy to obtain.
The background of the photograph top left shows a private house with its windows taped against bomb blast. In the centre, the background of another snap shows sandbags protecting a public building.
The foreground of the third snapshot shows a property wall, which been painted with white dashes to help passing traffic at night. During the "Black-out" all road vehicles were driven with dull hooded lamps in pitch black streets with no street lighting. Lamp-posts, telegraph poles, walls & bollards were all painted with white paint to help cut down on accidents.