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Hither Green Zeppelin raid

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

Hither Green Zeppelin raid

Event  From 19/10/1917  To 19/10/1917

Categories: Tragedy

This was the last Zeppelin raid on London. The airship had intended to bomb industrial sites, but had been blown off course. Normally these ships could be brought down by anti-aircraft fire, but it was flying unseen above the clouds. The bombs fell on what was then Glenview Road, killing fifteen civilians and destroying several homes.

The street is now Nightingale Grove. The bomb landed on the north-most section, now occupied by the new houses, 11-21 (odd). Information from Running Past.

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