Event    From 25/10/1940  To 25/10/1940

Druid Street arch WW2 bomb

Categories: Tragedy

Railway arches were used as air raid shelters in WW2, as they were relatively secure. In the case of Druid Street however, they couldn't survive a direct hit. Depending on source, the number of deaths in this incident ranges from 73 to 87. The photograph is of a shelter under a railway somewhere in south-east London.

2023: We were contacted by Shirl Thomas who gave us 3 additional names, which do not appear on the list of 73 names given on this plaque: "Alfred Dennis, age 31; Ivy R. Dennis, age 18; and their mother Annie Elizabeth Dennis, age 51." The list does include their sister Doris Dennis and their father also Alfred Dennis."

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

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