Kennington and Lambeth were hit by 11 V1's and 1 V2  the worst disaster being on the 4th January 1945 when a Rocket
struck Morton Place killing 42 people.
V1 & V2 logs SE11 Kennington and Lambeth
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The Corner of Kennington Lane and Vauxhall
Street . This area was struck by 2 V1's. The
picture is reproduced with the kind permission of  
London Borough of Lambeth Archives Department
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

 

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Lambeth

Holyoake Road Brook Drive

1

30/06/1944

09:07

The First V1 Flying Bomb to fall on London SE11 and the first of 2 in close proximity.. 9 houses partially collapsed. A range of buildings used as workshops a laundry etc in Brook Drive badly damaged. 200 houses and buildings damaged in Brook Drive and neighbouring thoroughfares.

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Lambeth

Saville Place/Sowberyy St (now gone) near Sail street

13

01/07/1944

23:35

Serious V1 incident which demolished 20 houses and damaged property in an area of about 200 yards square

SE11

Southwark

V1

Kennington

Kennington Lane around the junction with Vauxhall street

5

06/07/1944

09:25

1st of 2 V1 Flying bombs within a short distance of each other. This one demolished a factory and badly damaged a school. 30 houses also badly damaged.

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Kennington

Montford Place

0

08/07/1944

21:41

The V1 Flying bomb struck a direct hit on a gas holder belonging to the South Metropolitan Gas company. 15 Fire pumps attended the scene . The Haywardís pickle factory was damaged by blast and fire. 8 houses were demolished and surrounding property badly damaged.

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Lambeth

St Thomases Hospital N end

0

15/07/1944

15:25

The V1 struck B Block of St Thomases Hospital causing severe blast damage . The was also a fire. 40 houses were damaged in Lambeth Palace Road. The Hospital was re-built post war with typical 1960's blocks at this end of the complex.

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Kennington

Kennington lane Tate St around the junction with Vauxhall street

3

18/07/1944

16:34

The 2nd of the V1's that were to fall in very close proximity to each other. This one badly damaged 30 houses.

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Lambeth

Lambeth Road by Lambeth High St S Side

1

21/07/1944

08:14

The V1 struck between 115 and 127 Lambeth Road. It caused major damage to the Eldorado Ice Cream company building and substantial blast damage to other buildings in the vicinity.

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Lambeth

Lambeth Reach

0

21/07/1944

12:15

This V1 is recorded as having fallen on Lambeth Reach which was either in the Thames or on the Bank. There was blast damage to the Petroleum board, Lambeth Council , Hovis and the NFS.

SE11

Southwark

V1

Elephant

Holyoake Road Dante Road junction

5

29/07/1944

14:26

This V1 was the 2nd of 2 in very close proximity. It demolished 20 houses and caused blast damage to 200 others. 2 surface air raid shelters were partly demolished and partially demolished a circular steel dam of 22,000 gallons (NFS?)

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Kennington

Kennington Park Road Stannary st junction

10

16/08/1944

16:52

This serious V1 incident occurred when the Flying bomb demolished 10 houses and shops and caused major damage to a rag warehouse. Property in an area of 100yards square damaged.

SE11

Lambeth

V1

Kennington

Kennington park Road at Kennington Oval

10

24/08/1944

18:38

Serious Incident when the V1 struck a tram depot. 4 tramcars and a bus badly damaged. Alverstone House (flats) suffered major blast damage.

SE11

Lambeth

V2

Lambeth

Morton Place (cant find on map but at Lambeth North

42

04/01/1945

20:29

This tragic V2 rocket incident happened when the missile struck a Surrey Lodge dwellings (a block of flats) . It also partially demolished Lambeth public baths, partly demolished the Ideal Cinema, the Mission hall, the l Wesleyan school and Institute .Site today totally re-developed much of it with 60's tower blocks.

 

The devastation at Morton place