Bounds Green Station air raid
Event From 13/10/1940 To 13/10/1940
During the London blitz, people sheltered on the platforms of many underground stations. At Bounds Green, they also slept on the stairs between the escalators. No records were kept of how many people entered the shelters, and in common with other similar tragedies (See Balham Station and Kennington Park) the actual number of deaths is questioned. The plaque at the station says that sixteen Belgians and three Britons were killed, when in fact the records of civilian deaths held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission indicate that the total was in fact sixteen with only three of them being Belgians. A seventeenth person died later in hospital.