My great great grandmother was killed at No.103. She was found on the stairs.
What a sad story.
Son killed in WW1, mother killed WW2.
Thanks very much for taking the time to look and for your comments Owen. It may sound strange, but I never thought about it being sad before, until you said! I think that must be because my Nan always just seemed to accept it. I'm not sure I could be as strong. I think the people who went through WW2 must have been a really tough generation. That's probably stating the obvious, but don't know how else to put it.
I assume that you have seen the WW2 bomb census site? The bombs on and around Merlin Grove are mentioned:
My parents lived nearby in the war in Cobden Road. My mother recalled the many times they had to shelter when the bombs dropped.
I hadn't seen the bomb census, so thanks very much for that. People round my way used to say that they dropped their bombs on the south london suburbs on their way back to France, if they still had bombs left. Not sure if that is nonsense or not. There were definitely some important targets though, like the railway bridge in St. Paul's Cray.
parachute good day drew1940,yesterday.06:00 re:a comparison.2 a great set of photos before and after.you mention a parachute bomb.the bomb that hit our home was refered to as a land mine and desended by parachute.very powerfull and destructive,thank you for sharing your family history.regards bernard85
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