Event    From 13/6/1917  To 13/6/1917

Upper North Street school WW1 bomb

Categories: Children, Tragedy

This bomb was one of those dropped during the first daylight bombing attack on London by a fixed-wing aircraft. Prior to this the bombs had been dropped from Zeppelins. Just before noon the bomb broke through the roof into the girls' class taking place on the top floor, through that into the boys' classroom, and through that into the infant class where it exploded. 18 children were killed.

Fifteen of the children were buried in a mass grave at the East London Cemetery.The Guardian has a good photo.

Sources for more info and pictures: Idea Store, Mayflower, Find a Grave.

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Upper North Street school WW1 bomb

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Upper North Street School - plaque 1

Unveiled by Major General Ashmore, a leading figure in the air defence of the...

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Upper North Street School - plaque 2

Mayflower Primary School was called Upper North Street School until the 1940s...

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Upper North Street School - plaque 3

The wording of this plaque is almost identical to that on the one that the Qu...

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Upper North Street School WW1 bomb - memorial

From IBHB: "Unveiled by Major General Ashmore who commanded the London Air De...

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Upper North Street School WW1 bomb - trees

Marvell wrote 'The Garden', the poem which is quoted here.

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From the always useful Lost Hospitals of London: "The St Francis Hospital for Infants was founded in a small house in Hampstead {6 Denning Road} in 1903 by Helen Levis, {first} wife of the industri...

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Foundling Hospital

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