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Roof spotters' guide

Roof spotters' guide - detail

(Reference number: 11A201/1)

Artist's impression of a panorama view of the buildings surrounding the Bank of England which are shown encircling a reproduction of an Ordnance Survey map of the immediate area surrounding the Bank. The map, designed by Bank of England employee and artist Arthur Bond, assisted ARP (Air Raid Precaution) wardens during the period of the War the Nazis were targeting London with the V-1 flying bomb. Two hundred copies were printed and these were given to members of staff who had served as firewatchers on the roof of the Bank (1944).