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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #18 on: Monday 10 December 12 16:40 GMT (UK) »
I can't get the interactive map to work at all now, at least first time round I could briefly read the info box for the spot I was interested in before the spots vanished   :(
Anyone else having trouble? Any ideas how to contact the website to tell them if it doesn't work?
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London map showing where bombs landed during the Blitz
« Reply #19 on: Monday 10 December 12 16:56 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 11 December 12 15:35 GMT (UK) »
Has anything been published regarding later raids?
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 12 December 12 05:18 GMT (UK) »
Has anything been published regarding later raids?

I was wondering this too. I know of some bombs dropped in E London not marked on the above map, which led me to question it's accuracy, until I noticed the dates covered.

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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 12 December 12 05:49 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou for sharing this so many bombs it must have been so frightening for the people  :(
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 12 December 12 06:07 GMT (UK) »
I find that the actual bomb hits are shown on a modern day map.
When I searched for Delamere Crescent W2 which suffered two HE bombs in May 1941 the place was not shown because of redevelopment in that area which occurred in 1962.
Pity that ...... I found no indication that a modern day map was being used.
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 12 December 12 09:40 GMT (UK) »
I was brought up in Kew ,Burlington Ave which is very near the Archives.in the next road Beechwood Avenue a bomb flattened a house which was diagonally opposite us.The damage to our house was minimal.....a bedroom window fell in,kitchen ceiling fell down and the back door blew fromitshinges.I would have been about 3 at the time....so lucky it wasn't us.
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 12 December 12 09:44 GMT (UK) »
I find that the actual bomb hits are shown on a modern day map.
When I searched for Delamere Crescent W2 which suffered two HE bombs in May 1941 the place was not shown because of redevelopment in that area which occurred in 1962.
Pity that ...... I found no indication that a modern day map was being used.

MY husband made the same observation - his family lived in Camden Town during the war, He looked for road names that he knows were there during this period and also after the war, to find that they are not shown on the map at all.
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« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 12 December 12 11:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi all not sure if info already spoken of on here but I have just discovered by chance a site called BOMB SITE mapping the ww2 bomb census, it explores the London blitz during 7th 1940 to 6th June 1941 very interesting and worth a look it also shows some old photographs.

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