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.