20th January, 2022 / 13:00 - 14:15
23rd March, 2018
During the Blitz, when the Square Mile was decimated by high explosive and incendiary bombs, two City of London Police Officers rushed out into the aftermath to photograph the damage.
Inspired by the photography of Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs, a new immersive video projection and sound installation will transform Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber – a unique, subterranean space normally out of bounds for everyday visitors. This show will explore the hidden world of the Cross and Tibbs Collection offering a dramatised narrative that explores the characters, the landscape and the impact of the Blitz across the City, at Tower Bridge and beyond.
Guildhall School, the City of London Police Museum, London Metropolitan Archives and Tower Bridge have worked together to create the story and give a thoughtful and poignant insight into the life of a police officer, during one of London’s most dramatic historic periods.