Living in the Blitz

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Fogbrain
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby Fogbrain » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:07 pm

kiwi wrote:Voluntary Aid Detachment,Tower Bridge Road,Bermondsey,1940s. Picture believed to have been taken at Flint Street School, Flint St.
This was taken in the playground of Fair Street School; the rear of Devon Mansions in the background.
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kiwi
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:20 pm

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BLITZ.
1KG incendiary Bomb that was dropped in such large numbers.jpg
1KG incendiary Bomb that was dropped in such large numbers.jpg

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:38 am

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:48 pm

The Den had led a charmed life but was hit on 19th April 1943.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:53 pm

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The Docks on fire on Black Saturday. 7th September 1940.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:42 am

On the night of 19th October 1917, a Navy L45 Zeppelin dropped a 600kg bomb which destroyed a row containing three houses, a fish and chip shop and a doctor’s surgery, killing 12 people and injuring a further 24.
BLITZ, Calmington Road,Albany Road, 1917..jpg
Calmington Road,Albany Road, 1917.
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Calmington Road, Plaque.After the Second World War the houses in this area where removed to make way for Burgess Park and the plaque was moved to the Southwark Council offices in Chumleigh Gardens.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:51 am

Blitz, Darnell Road, Albany Rd. WW2..jpg
Restoring bomb-damaged houses WW2 in Dartnell Road, now the site of the lake in Burgess Park, Albany Road

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby paperboy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:15 am

Kiwi - what was the point of the War Department Markers? I can see they carry the Ordnance Survey benchmark arrow which was used by OS surveyors until GPS became established but that benchmark had been taken from the army's ordnance department, where the OS started.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:37 am

Hi Paperboy, you were on the right track.
They were used basically for ordnance survey use. They were positioned by the war department (or the Ministry of Defence as they are now known) and will have distances from each point to the boundary of their land.
As you say they carry the Ordnance Survey benchmark arrow. There is also an engrailed Broad Arrow called a Pheon. Not sure if this the particular Arrow but currently it is a criminal offence in the United Kingdom to reproduce the broad arrow without authority.
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Another useless bit of information
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby paperboy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:01 pm

Thanks kiwi.


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