Julia Lennon gave birth to John Winston Lennon in the second-floor ward of the Oxford Street Maternity Hospital, near Abercromby Square in Liverpool, during World War II.
The night of the 3-4 May was the worst night of the war for Liverpool. Between 10pm and 3.40am, 298 German planes attacked the city.
The much loved Lewis's Department store just out of camera near the horses on the left hand side of the above photograph was hit. Oil bombs were used and embers spread the fire to the Blacklers store in Great Charlotte Street which was also lost as was much of the surrounding property including the building advertising Bovril on the corner of Lime Street facing the Vines public House.
Julia and Alf Lennon celebrated at the Vines (aka "The Big House") following their wedding in the nearby Bolton Street registry office on 3 December 1938.