Living in the Blitz

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kiwi
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Thu May 06, 2021 12:03 am

Jennifer drake wrote:
Gillian wrote:I was wondering if there are any photos at all of Spa Mansions, please. Both my grandmother and father were born there and their first flat became inhabitable following bombing in October 1940. They moved to another part of the building but had barely moved in when they were bombed out again on 10 May 1941. They lost everything as there was no water for the fireman to put the fire out. I have a copy of the architects drawings but would dearly love to see a photo.


Hi I know your post is a while back but hope you are still on this email. My grandmother lived at 8 Spa mansions, but much earlier than your family. Do you know where the building actually was? Did you have any luck with photos.


Hi Jennifer, welcome to the site. So far, I have not found any photos of Spa Mansions.
The good news is I can tell you where they were, which was down the end of Spa Road before you get to Grange Road and on the right. If you look in the Grange Road Topic the Mansions were behind The Horns pub and to the right, backing on to the Tannery.
I have re-posted a picture of the Tannery, which was bombed in 1941, the same year Gillian mentioned, so it is possible the buildings behind are Spa Mansions. If not, it does give you some idea of what that area looked like at that time. Sorry about the picture but I hope this helps. Kiwi.
The Grange Bermondsey Bomb Damage in 1941 WW2  X.jpg
The Grange, Bermondsey Bomb Damage in 1941 WW2.

nuttyboy pat
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby nuttyboy pat » Thu May 06, 2021 4:01 pm

Would that be Abbey Buildings in the top left background of the bomb damage in the Grange Road???

kiwi
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri May 07, 2021 2:18 am

nuttyboy pat wrote:Would that be Abbey Buildings in the top left background of the bomb damage in the Grange Road???


Hi nuttyboy pat, it does look like Abbey Buildings, with Tower Bridge in the distance to the right of them. Looking at the picture and right of centre is a chimney, could this be the tannery in Tanner Street?? Over to the right is a large building, possibly the Dockhead Club? Maybe someone can give us the answers.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat May 15, 2021 11:43 pm

Harper Road, 1942.  Air raid bomb damage near the corner of Bath Terrace, Brockham Street would be just to the left out of picture.  X.png
Harper Road, 1942. Air raid bomb damage near the corner of Bath Terrace, Brockham Street would be just to the left out of picture.

kiwi
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:24 pm

Union Road changed to Jamaica Road in the middle to late 1930s.
Union Road, Rotherhithe, SE London,1940s. Blitz in London, a large, unexploded parachute bomb lying on a pile of timber.   X..png
Union Road, Rotherhithe, SE London,1940s. Blitz in London, a large, unexploded parachute bomb lying on a pile of timber.

kiwi
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:21 am

Blitz in London, firefighters at work at a burning gas main in Long Lane, Bermondsey, 8 March 1941.  X..png
Blitz in London, firefighters at work at a burning gas main in Long Lane, Bermondsey, 8 March 1941.


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