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Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:07 pm
by Fogbrain
kiwi wrote:Voluntary Aid Detachment,Tower Bridge Road,Bermondsey,1940s. Picture believed to have been taken at Flint Street School, Flint St.
This was taken in the playground of Fair Street School; the rear of Devon Mansions in the background.

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:20 pm
by kiwi
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BLITZ.
1KG incendiary Bomb that was dropped in such large numbers.jpg
1KG incendiary Bomb that was dropped in such large numbers.jpg

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:38 am
by kiwi
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:48 pm
by kiwi
The Den had led a charmed life but was hit on 19th April 1943.
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Millwall,The Den after a night of German bombing in London c1943.  X.jpg
Millwall,The Den after a night of German bombing in London c1943.

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:53 pm
by kiwi
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The Docks on fire on Black Saturday. 7th September 1940.

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:51 am
by kiwi
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Restoring bomb-damaged houses WW2 in Dartnell Road, now the site of the lake in Burgess Park, Albany Road

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:15 am
by paperboy
Kiwi - what was the point of the War Department Markers? I can see they carry the Ordnance Survey benchmark arrow which was used by OS surveyors until GPS became established but that benchmark had been taken from the army's ordnance department, where the OS started.

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:37 am
by kiwi
Hi Paperboy, you were on the right track.
They were used basically for ordnance survey use. They were positioned by the war department (or the Ministry of Defence as they are now known) and will have distances from each point to the boundary of their land.
As you say they carry the Ordnance Survey benchmark arrow. There is also an engrailed Broad Arrow called a Pheon. Not sure if this the particular Arrow but currently it is a criminal offence in the United Kingdom to reproduce the broad arrow without authority.
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Another useless bit of information
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:01 pm
by paperboy
Thanks kiwi.

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:42 pm
by kiwi
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World War II, Bomb Damage, circa 1942, Southwark Park Road
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Southwark Park Road, LFB fire towing unit and trailer pump in bomb crater, WW2. Quite a few London Fire Brigade vehicles came to grief during the Blitz raids. This Commer towing van and trailer pump have ploughed into a bomb crater in Southwark Bridge Road just south of the bridge. The crew escaped with only minor injuries. Note the hose lines relaying water across the bridge to the north side of the river.