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Re: WWII London Bomb Sites
« Reply #9 on: Friday 07 December 12 11:46 GMT (UK) »
Fascinating  :)  I was able to see the exact location of the one which fell in Chelsea where my grandmother was 'bombed out'. Growing up in that area like all of my generation I was used to seeing all the 'bomb sites' and just took them for granted.

I did have a bit of trouble with the site as when I zoomed in all the red dots vanished .....  ??? probably my computer connection, will try again later.
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Re: WWII London Bomb Sites
« Reply #10 on: Friday 07 December 12 12:10 GMT (UK) »
OMgosh there are so many and so close together
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #11 on: Friday 07 December 12 13:30 GMT (UK) »
WOW !!. So much damage in such a concentrated area, it must have been a living nightmare.
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #12 on: Friday 07 December 12 13:55 GMT (UK) »
Amazing to see all those red dots.... if you zoom out you just see London covered in one huge mass of red..

It is hard to imagine now what it must have been like to live through that

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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #13 on: Friday 07 December 12 19:20 GMT (UK) »
Looking forward to using the Android app when I'm next in London - looks to be even better than the website in many ways..... http://bombsight.org/androidapp/
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #14 on: Friday 07 December 12 19:33 GMT (UK) »
Very interesting map, I can see several fell near where my grandparents lived. What is noticeable is how many fell in straight lines where they were trying to bomb the railway.
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #15 on: Friday 07 December 12 19:39 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for Alfred Road Belvedere, our daughter bought a house there and there was a gap in the houses which I thought might have been caused by a bomb. I keep getting retry for a live version. Can anyone confirm this is because the site is busy?
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #16 on: Friday 07 December 12 19:59 GMT (UK) »
I cant get the search facility to work either.

Looking for it on the map though it doesn't look as if any fell on Alfred Road.
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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #17 on: Friday 07 December 12 20:39 GMT (UK) »
I've just found one that dropped almost next to where my grandparents were living, Peabody Gardens, Hammersmith.   And I've got a newspaper cutting all about it which they saved !   A screen shot of the site to add to my FH files !
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