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Plaque: Highbury Corner WW2 bomb
War Memorial


In memory of the 26 people who lost their lives, the 150 injured, and the many bereaved when a Vergeltungswaffe Eins V1 flying bomb destroyed Highbury Corner at 12.46 pm, 27th June, 1944.

Site: Highbury Corner WW2 bomb (1 memorial)

N1, Highbury Corner

From an Islington Borough website:
The bomb completely destroyed the once rather splendid Highbury and Islington Station {but see below}, the Cock Tavern next to it, 11 houses in Compton Terrace and damaged several other buildings including, allegedly, the bank opposite, distributing paper money all over Highbury Fields behind. A small part of the old station's facade is still visible, tucked between the entrance of the tube station and the rebuilt Cock Tavern.

This Flickr page and this Haringey page have pictures of the NLR station as it once was - a splendid 1872 building. And it seems Nicholas Whittaker is correct (via Facebook) - the bomb only badly damaged the station. It continued in use and was not demolished until the 1960s when the Victoria Line came through.

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Highbury Corner WW2 bomb

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