London Blitz 1941 Orig Stone From Bombed Houses of Parliament WW II Wood Handle
London Blitz 1941 Orig Stone From Bombed Houses of Parliament WW II Plaque Pencil Holder with Wooden Handle. This is an original stone from the Chamber of The Houses of Parliament which was bombed and burned by the Luftwaffe and badly damaged on 10th May 1941. The UK Parliament was built with a sand-coloured limestone from the Anston Quarry in Yorkshire. The Blitz Stone alone measures approximately 4 1/2" wide and 1 3/8" tall. 5 holes drilled along the top that I assume would be for pens and pencils. There is a 3 circular dull grey, metal plaque with an engraving of a burning Parliament and Big Ben in the background. Around the border of the plaque it reads: LONDON 1941 BOMBED BURNED BUT UNBEATEN. Lastly, in the middle of the plaque is an approximate 1" x 1" wooden knob. The overall height of this splendid souvenir, measures 2 1/2 from the bottom of the stone to the top of the wooden knob. On the bottom is green felt with a 1 circular printed label with the inscription reading'This STONE came from the HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT. Presented in England by LONDON STONECRAFT LTD. There is also the number 13384 written over the lower half of the label in ink. See all photos for best description. The Blitz was devastating for the people of London and other cities. In the eight months of attacks, some 43,000 civilians were killed. What a great piece of history from WWII.