Plaque

Lewisham V1 rocket attack - original

Inscription

This plaque commemorates the fifty-one people killed by a V1 flying bomb which landed on the market place in Lewisham High Street on the 28th June 1944, installed by the generous support of Marks and Spencer.

This brass plaque on the pavement had become badly worn and a new one was erected on a nearby wall.

Site: Lewisham V1 rocket attack (2 memorials)

SE13, Lewisham High Street, 122, Marks and Spencer

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Lewisham V1 rocket attack - original

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Lewisham V1 rocket attack

The worst V1 attack on South London. The rocket struck the busy street market...

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V1 and V2 rockets

The V1 and V2 rockets were developed as a reaction to the heavy allied bombin...

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

This page brings together all the memorials that we have for civilians killed...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Marks and Spencer

Retail group specialising in clothing and food, founded by Michael Marks and ...

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Lewisham V1 rocket attack

Lewisham V1 rocket attack

Plaque unveiled by Heidi Alexander, M.P. for Lewisham East, and Councillor Al...

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