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Plaque: Abbey Road Depot - WW2 ARP members lost

Inscription

In memory of 13 members of the Air Raid Precautions and the Fire Service killed at Abbey Road Depot on the 7th September 1940. {See Subjects commemorated for the 13 names}.

At the start of World War II, part of Abbey Road Depot was in use as an Air Raid Precautions Cleansing and Ambulance Station. On 7 September 1940, known as Black Saturday, the Blitz on London began. At 7.15pm the depot received a direct hit, thereby becoming one of the first places in West Ham to be bombed.
Lest we forget

Bill Wallis is described on the plaque as 'ARP Stretcher Bearer'. Which we take as a prompt to provide a link to the great Stretcher Railing Society. We knew of one instance of this recycling but these people have found many, and mapped them! If you don't know what we are talking about - follow the link.

Site: Abbey Road Depot - WW2 ARP members lost (1 memorial)

E15, Abbey Road, Bridge Road Depot

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Abbey Road Depot - WW2 ARP members lost

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The Blitz

During WW2 Britain came under heavy bombing from Germany for 8 months, 1940-1...

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World War 2

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76057

Air Raid Precautions (ARP)

In WW2 each local council was responsible for setting up the local ARP to pro...

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72050

Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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Alf Bridgman

ARP Rescue Squad Leader

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