Sunday 10th November 1940 – 18 & 20 South Island Place

I’m not entirely sure how a high explosive bomb falling on your house is classed as ‘non urgent’ …

Site of the bomb is indicated with a red dot on the map below:

The civil defence incident log reads:

DateTimeText of Message
10.11.4023.29Supplementary Report 18 & 20 South Island Place. High Explosive bomb, 20:05pm. Back of number 18 demolished and back of number 20 partly demolished. Casualties - nil.

The civil defence messages sent back and forth to the local ARP (Air raid precaution) depot read as follows:

Position of Occurance18 & 20 South Island Place
Type of bombsHigh Explosive
Casualties (Approx)None
Whether any trapped under wreckageNone
Damage to MainsNone
Names of any roads blockedNone
Position of any unexploded bombsNone
Time of occurance20:05
NotesOwing to this not being urgent it was held off until more urgent matters had been dealt with.
Above – The site of this bomb incident is now occupied by this funny little house sandwiched into the space.
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