Living in the Blitz

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:28 pm

WW2.   X..png
WW2 During the Blitz..png

WW2, poster..png
Gas Mask fitting 1940, WW2.   X.png
Gas Mask fitting 1940, WW2.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:37 am

East Lane, Robot plane damage WW2, c1944.
East Lane, Robot plane damage WW2. A casualty being taken to ambulance with a friend comforting him after he had helped to get him out. June 1944.  X.png
A casualty being taken to ambulance with a friend
comforting him after he had helped to get him out.
East Lane, Robot plane damage WW2, c1944.   X.png
c1944.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:40 am

Two women leaving the Peacock Street school in Southwark, where they voted during World War II.  X.png
Two women leaving the Peacock Street school in Southwark,
where they voted during World War II.
World War Two, 10th, September 1942. Brian Lee wearing his RAF uniform studies the evacuation label on a, model evacuee, Alice King aged 5, from Rotherhithe.  X.png
World War Two, 10th, September 1942, Young child Brian Lee
wearing his RAF uniform, studies the evacuation label on a, model
evacuee, Alice King aged 5, from Rotherhithe, whilst waiting on
the platform at Euston station.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:15 pm

Old Kent Road. Air Raid Precaution exercise, a Bedford ambulance taking part in the drill c1939.  X.png
Old Kent Road. Air Raid Precaution exercise, a
Bedford ambulance taking part in the drill c1939.
Albert Pearcey a 63 year old cooper of Rotherhithe, 1944..jpg
Albert Pearcey a 63 year old cooper of Rotherhithe, 1944.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:40 am

World War II, 28th December 1940, Residents of houses and flats bombed out in the Old Kent Road, the morning after the raid by German Bombers during the second World War.
World War II, 28th December 1940, Residents of houses and flats bombed out in the Old Kent road,.png

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:04 am

In the autumn of 1944, the original arch and its namesake pub were wiped out in two V2 rocket attacks which, although occurring several days apart in late October and early November, managed to strike the exact same spot in an extremely unlucky twist of fate.
A total of 11 civilians were killed by the blasts.
Southwark Park Road, John Bull Arch, showing damage following the air raid on 7 November 1944.  1 X..jpg
Southwark Park Road, John Bull Arch, showing damage following the air raid on 7 November 1944.
Southwark Park Road, John Bull Arch. 1944..png
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:54 am

Spa Road, Bermondsey Town Hall, which was destroyed on the night of 15 September 1940, killing Muriel Noel, Commandant of the local Women's Legion and two of her assistants. X.png
Spa Road, Bermondsey Town Hall, which was destroyed
on the night of 15 September 1940, sadly killing Muriel Noel,
Commandant of the local Women's Legion and two of her assistants.
Southwark ARP identification card, F Helliwell. 1939.  X.jpg
Southwark ARP identification card, F Helliwell. 1939.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:09 am

WW2..jpg
WW2.
Above Ground air raid shelter WW2.We had one like this in Guinness Buildings. Pages Walk. This is somewhere in Camberwell.    X.jpg
Above Ground air raid shelter WW2.We had one like this in Guinness Buildings, Pages Walk. This is somewhere in Camberwell.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:47 pm

Redriff Road 1940, and the first day of what became known as The Blitz. The ship is in Greenland Dock and Osprey Street is over to the right.  X.png
Redriff Road 7th September 1940, the first day of what became known as The Blitz. At around 4.40pm, Luftwaffe bombers dropped their incendiary bombs on the Surrey Commercial Docks. The ship is in Greenland Dock and Osprey Street is over to the right.
Redriff Road, Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, Blitz in London during the Second World War c1940. X..png
Redriff Road, Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, Blitz in London during the Second World War c1940.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby Jennifer drake » Wed May 05, 2021 1:01 pm

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.


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