Event    From 7/9/1940  To 7/9/1940

Columbia Market attack

Categories: Tragedy

Event

On the first day of the Blitz it seems that a 50kg bomb fell through a ventilation shaft and exploded in the basement of the market which had been designated an air-raid shelter for the local people.  The number of people killed varies depending on source but the memorial lists 45 names.

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Columbia Market attack

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Columbia Market air raid shelter memorial

In memory of those who lost their lives when a bomb penetrated the Columbia M...

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Lee Anthony Sexton

Lee Anthony Sexton

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb.

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Linda Eileen Makawana

Linda Eileen Makawana

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb.

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Koray Kaya

Koray Kaya

12 years old, child

Person, Tragedy, Turkey

1 memorial
Richard Ellery

Richard Ellery

Richard James Ellery was born on 19 April 1984 in Southampton, Hampshire, a son of Trevor A. Ellery and Beverley A. Ellery née Neal. Electoral registers for 2003 to 2005 show him listed at 13 Brams...

Person, Tragedy

2 memorials
Rebecca Goossen

Rebecca Goossen

Trainee architect, 29, died after she was caught on the inside of a left-turning cement mixer as she cycled to work at Metropolitan Workshop in Cowcross Street. She was living in Bethnal Green but ...

Person, Cyclist, Tragedy, Germany

1 memorial