2 July 2014

2nd July 1944: window frames nearly blown out of walls

2 Sun. Eight machines in quick succession the last one falling with a resounding crash at this end of Cannon Hill Lane, doing great damage; two of our window frames are nearly forced out of the brickwork. Three more came before the all clear at 6.53 a.m. From 7.15 to 7.30 a.m. no incident. From 8.0 to 8.15 a.m. no incident. From 9.20 a.m. to 9.45 a.m. three in S.E. To see if the Child family were safe; they were; saw the damage in Cannon Hill Lane; blast damage extends a great way from the scene. Warning at 10.25 a.m. Two very heavy reports and clouds of smoke seeming to come from Lower Morden. Another distant S. one fairly near in S. One distant in S.E. 3 distant ones to E. One distant S.E. All clear at 1.43 p.m. From 2.52 to 3.0 p.m. one E. over London.


  1. Fantastic blog. Thank you.

    I live very near Cheshunt Rd. I started to research the history of the area and came across your Blog.

    This site

    Tells the story of the damage Fred saw. It hard to comprehend that this quiet part of SW London was one a place of terror.

    We should never forget this story.

  2. Thanks, that's very interesting to read.