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The London SE5 Area, Camberwell was to be struck by 15 V1's and 2 V2's causing major damage to the district. 86 people
were killed as a results and numerous injured.
V1 & V2 logs SE5 Camberwell
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The London SE5 Area, Camberwell was to be struck by 15 V1's and 2 V2's causing major damage to the district. 86 people
were killed as a results and numerous injured.
There was a very serious incident  at
Peckham Road on the 28th June when 19 people were killed as a V1 struck a block of
flats called Bentley House partly
demolishing it. There was a further serious attack on the 17th December when a V2 hit
Bagshot street killing 17.
The area which today forms Burgess park was visited by 3 V1's and the Bagshot street V2, causing extensive damage. The
area was, pre-war a densely packed part of London with streets of Victorian terraces. There had previously been substantial
damage during the blitz and the combined result must have contributed to the decision to clear the area totally and create a
park.
Bentley House St
Giles Road SE5
28th June 1944
17th June 1944 Medlar Street
Camberwell
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

 

Type

Area

Position

 

Deaths

Date

Time

Publish_text

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Addington Square NE quadrant

0

 

 

This V1 is clearly shown on the bomb damage maps but I have been unable to find a corresponding Fire Brigade or ARP record.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Medlar st by Railway

0

17/06/1944

03:21

Numbers 1-21 Medlar Street Suffered severe damage. The Railway bridge was badly damaged and collapsed.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Crawford Road/Lowth Road

0

23/06/1944

17:22

12 houses were demolished and 20 badly damaged.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Hillingdon st between Farmers and Warham Road

23

25/06/1944

04:05

50houses,4 shops and a pub were destroyed. 100 houses and an area of 500 yards square consisting of 5 streets severely damaged. For a graphic description of this attack see the recollections of Barbara Mcnally.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Wyndham road /Elfin Road

3

26/06/1944

01:30

18 houses were demolished and 60 badly damaged.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Corner Peckham Road./St Giles Road NW Quadrant

19

28/06/1944

17:34

A serious incident that occurred when a V1 hit a block of flats, Bentley House, on the corner of Peckham Road and St Giles Road. The flats were partly demolished. St Giles hospital was also damaged. Bentley house has been re-built but the differing brick work of the pre and post war portions can clearly be seen

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Camberwell Station Road

5

03/07/1944

03:02

A gas main was fractured and 30 houses badly damaged.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Jardine Street and Scarsdale rd

1

08/07/1944

23:21

The area today is totally transformed as it forms part of Burgess Park

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Camberwell Grove right over LBSCR Railway West Side

2

29/07/1944

00:15

12 houses were demolished and 30 damaged.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Walworth

Between Albany road and Neate St

3

29/07/1944

14:32

A shop was demolished and surrounding property badly damaged. Today the area is totally transformed as it has been cleared and forms part of Burgess Park

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Lomand Grove/Elmington Road

0

03/08/1944

01:04

6 houses were demolished and 30 damaged in Elmington Road. A brick and iron building partly demolished/

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Jardine Street & Coburg Road

3

03/08/1944

03:40

4 Houses demolished in Jardine st.Property over and area of 100 yards square damaged by blast. The area today is transformed as it forms part of Burgess Park

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Denmark Hill

Sunset Road/Denmark Hill

0

06/08/1944

06:01

40 houses were damaged.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Parkhouse Street

0

08/08/1944

06:25

A garage, bottle washing and pie making factory were demolished and 30 houses badly damaged

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V2

Camberwell

Grove Park

0

28/10/1944

18:20

This V2 has been identified in the Blitz then and now and also the Dulwich ARP records and was an airburst over Grove park.

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V2

Camberwell

Albany Road Bagshot Street NW Quadrant

17

17/12/1944

18:54

A detailed report is held in the public records office which states : "It fell on open ground on the West side of Bagshot street behind the buildings occupied by mssr White mineral. This factory was damaged beyond repair. The V2 caused a crater 30 foot across and 10 foot deep. 25 2 floor terrace cottages 9about 100 years old at the time) were demolished. 12-15 other houses damaged beyond repair. Blast was widespread and caused damage to shop premises and dwelling houses within a radius of 400 yards. All Anderson Shelters in the area of the crater were badly damaged. The LRR fell on the border of Camberwell and Southwark, it is noted that very little co-operation existed between the two IO (incident officers ?) The buildings in the Southwark area had been previously bombed and many were empty. The initial death toll was 12. 60 injured taken to Kings and St Giles and 3 of these died. 20 slight injuries. 2 persons missing, presumed trap (but were dead)" The area today is totally transformed as it forms part of Burgess Park

SE5

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Camberwell

Horseman St

10

14/01/1945

02:02