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Joined 28-01-2004
Posted on Thursday, 01 March, 2007 - 08:32 pm:   

I've often said this place needs a war to stop everyone moaning on about obstructions to their pushchairs, dog mess, noisy hair driers, sat navs, SUVs, etc, ad nauseum.

I've been researching a bit about the V1 flying bombs that rained down on this area in 1944, and its truly incredible. Dozens of houses and countless people were randomly killed here just 60 years ago.

Have a look at this ulwich.html

Sobering, I think.
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Thursday, 01 March, 2007 - 08:59 pm:   

especially when you think they did it on purpose to save the centre of town.

I only recently discovered that the news of where bombs had fallen was deliberately "fixed" so as not to help with the targetting.

Now there's a thought.
Joined 29-10-2005
Posted on Thursday, 01 March, 2007 - 09:12 pm:   

A copy of a 1944 edition of the SYDENHAM FOREST HILL, AND PENGE GAZETTE is currently on eBay. It shows a map of where flying bombs fell in Lewisham.
Joined 24-10-2006
Posted on Thursday, 01 March, 2007 - 09:25 pm:   

Oh dear, Loneranger, I was planning to bid for that.
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Thursday, 01 March, 2007 - 10:43 pm:   

When we cleared out the loft recently we came across an October 1944 edition of True Story Magazine. No news of bombs, but lots of great romance stories, knitting patterns and medical notes. Anyone interested?

Interestingly enough, we also found (under the floor boards) a magazine about French cinema citing the impending release of "L'Assassin a peur la nuit" which was released in 1942.

Maybe something for eBay?

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