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New Cross V2 attack

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

New Cross V2 attack

Event  From 25/11/1944  To 25/11/1944

Categories: Tragedy, War Memorial WW2

The rocket landed on the Woolworth's building at 12.44pm It was a sunny Saturday and many people were out shopping. There were rumours that Woolworth's were selling saucepans (which were in short supply) and a long queue had developed. Neighbouring grocers and butchers stores were also destroyed, and Deptford Town Hall across the road was damaged. Apart from shoppers, casualties included passengers on a passing bus and troops in an army truck. 168 people died. It took three days to clear the debris and 24 bodies were never identified. 

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New Cross V2 attack

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51867

New Cross V2 attack - plaque 1

Remembering Woolworths, 168 people killed in Britain's worst V2 attack, 25th ...

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51869

New Cross V2 attack - plaque 2

The photograph was taken some years ago and sadly since then, this plaque has...

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51871

New Cross V2 attack - plaque 3

Plaque unveiled by Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham.

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