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Upper North Street School - plaque 1 Upper North Street School

Plaque: Upper North Street School - plaque 1

Erection date: 23/6/1919


In memory of 18 little children, killed in this school by enemy aircraft on Wednesday 13th June 1917.

Unveiled by Major General Ashmore, a leading figure in the air defence of the UK in WW1, he commanded the London Air Defence Area, August 1917 - 20.

Site: Upper North Street School (3 memorials)

E14, Upper North Street, Mayflower School

Plaques 1 and 2 are inside the school and we are very grateful to Stan Kaye who enabled our visit. He also showed us a display of photographs from the Queen's visit, which he helped organise.

Plaque 3 is on the wall near the entrance to the school, behind the railings.

Stan tells us that the school was opened in 1848 with 458 pupils and staff. Following the bombing it was rebuilt in 1928 and renamed in 1950, partly to dissociate from the tragedy in the past. Stan is searching for an image of the 1848 building. If you have one please contact us.

2020: East London Advertiser has photos of the clearing up after the bomb and also of the Queen's 2017 visit.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Upper North Street School - plaque 1

Information Subjects commemorated

Upper North Street school WW1 bomb

This bomb was one of those dropped during the first daylight bombing attack o...

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World War 1

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Civilian deaths in London caused by enemy action

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Upper North Street School - plaque 1

Information Also at this site

Upper North Street School - plaque 2

Mayflower Primary School was called Upper North Street School until the 1940s...

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Upper North Street School - plaque 3

The wording of this plaque is almost identical to that on the one that the Qu...

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