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Offline PrueM

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Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« on: Thursday 06 December 12 08:31 GMT (UK) »
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I've just come across this site - might be of interest to those of you with ancestors in London during the Blitz :)

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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 06 December 12 10:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Prue

Thanks for the link.

For those able to visit, the London Metropolitan Archives has a set of bomb damage maps on open access in the reading room and they are really interesting to look at.

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Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 06 December 12 10:17 GMT (UK) »
20 years ago I worked for a while at the University of London in 28 Russell Square. The top floor, which I worked on, was really wavy and the story I was told it was because the building had been damaged by bombing - I see from the map that several bombs fell very close to that spot. Nice to have confirmation after all these years :)

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Re: Interactive map of London Bomb Census 1940-41
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 06 December 12 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the link Pru, very interesting map if you have London ancestors.

I did wonder whether my OH's uncle's house in Fulham had been bombed as it was the only one in the road that had been demolished.... now I know it wasn't, the nearest bomb was a couple of streets away. And of course that has now reopened the old question, why only that house in a road of beautifully maintained Victorian houses  :-\

The map ends one mile east of where I grew up, and misses the bomb which my dad said fell in the field behind our house... never mind,  I have loads of East End addresses to check  :D
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WWII London Bomb Sites
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 December 12 04:34 GMT (UK) »
Hope you find this site useful.

http://bombsight.org/#15/51.5050/-0.0900
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Re: WWII London Bomb Sites
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 December 12 05:10 GMT (UK) »
 :o

Wow! Thanks so much for posting this -it's fascinating!

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Re: WWII London Bomb Sites
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 December 12 05:24 GMT (UK) »
It is a wonder anyone survived when you see something like that! 

Very interesting!
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WW2 bombs dropped on London
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 December 12 10:25 GMT (UK) »
This is interesting .... and shows how devastating it was for Londoners !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20637222#



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Re: WW2 bombs dropped on London
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 December 12 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lydart,

Think this is the link:


http://bombsight.org/#15/51.5050/-0.0900



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