Zeppelin raid - Burgess Park
Event From 19/10/1917 To 19/10/1917
A German Zeppelin dropped a 300-pound ordnance bomb, known as an ‘aerial torpedo’, on to the corner of Calmington and Albany Roads. 12 people were killed, and three policemen risked their lives in rescuing twelve people from a basement while the fire raged above them.
The ruined building is shown, centre left, in the photograph. This came from Southwark News where you can learn more about the rescue.