Pix of the day. Monday, January 9th

Rob Coles writes: I noticed that a shop window had been broken on the corner of Pierrepont Street and Terrace Walk. 

This is not the first time a window has been broken in that shop. 

In a rather bizarre accident in the  mid 1950’s, when it was a chemist shop, a window was broken by an aircraft wing and duly reported in the Bath Chronicle. A copy of the report is attached.’

Thanks Rob. What an unusual thing to happen.

Since publishing this, my friend Tom Sheppard has been in touch to add to the story. He tells me:

‘I used to work in 4/5/6 North Parade in the 1970/80s – l was a trainee lawyer with a firm called Titley Long and Co – and it was a well established story that the building was damaged by a tank barrel (in much the same way as the wing) but the barrel hit the structure and caused some more significant damage.’