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First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 - correct First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 - correct

Plaque (lost): First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 - correct

Erection date: 29/5/2015

Inscription

First bomb of World War One, dropped on London by Zeppelin LZ 38 fell on this house, 31 May 1915.
London Borough of Hackney

Site: First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 - correct (1 memorial)

N16, Alkham Road, 16

Commemoration of this event has had a chequered history. First Hackney mistakenly erect a plaque on the wrong building. That plaque then goes missing, with no explanation, and then, May 2015, this one is erected. All good, but when, November 2015, we go to photograph this plaque, it's not there. We do hope there's not going to be a third one!

Our photo of the plaque comes from Loving Dalston, which has a good post about this event. Londonist points out that this was the first time London had come under military attack by a foreign power since the arrival of William the Conqueror in 1066, but he only torched Southwark which at the time was not part of London, so one could argue since the Viking attacks of Anglo-Saxon London.

2017: Londonist have a good post about all the “first bombs” on London.  In summary, the memorials are: First Zeppelin in WW1 (this one); First bomb in the City in WW2First V-1 in WW2First V-2 in WW2.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 - correct

Information Subjects commemorated

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First Zeppelin bomb of WW1

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Zeppelin airships

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 - correct

Information Created by

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Hackney Council

Shoreditch Borough Council took over Shoreditch Vestry and was itself taken o...

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