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Streatham and Norbury were front line suburbs in the battle of the Flying Bombs. The SW16 post
code was to be battered by 41 V1's but escaped from any V2 Rockets. As a result of the V1 Flying
Bombs 77 people were killed
V1 & V2 logs SW16 Streatham
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PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Note

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Streatham High Road by Streaham Tulse Hill railway station

0

16/06/1944

01:52

This was the first V1 to strike SW16 and caused substantial damage It possible to detect some post war rebuilding and repairs to the buildings around the station.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Penrith street Half way down around number 21

2

18/06/1944

 

No further details available

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

PathfIeld Road (around number 23) by Rotherhill Avenue junction

2

18/06/1944

00:48

The V1 demolished 1 house and badly damaged a further 6.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Stanford Road Westminster sports ground

0

18/06/1944

01:06

The V1 caused slight damage to surrounding property.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

London Road around number 1591

1

20/06/1944

04:09

The V1 caused major damage to shops and flats in the vicinity and blast damage across 1/4 mile square. There was also a medium sized fire in the debris

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Hatch Road around number 61

6

22/06/1944

00:00

No further details available

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Valleyfield Road Opposite end of Harborough Road

0

22/06/1944

06:35

No further details available

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Sherwood Avenue/Gleniser Park Road around number 26

8

22/06/1944

18:40

No further details available.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Lewin Road Barrow Road Halfway down

0

23/06/1944

06:55

According to the Fire brigade 5 house were demolished. But according to the Streatham Guardian numbers 69-85 were eventualy demolished and replaced with flats.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Pollards Hill East around number 13

4

24/06/1944

08:00

The V1 demolished 4 houses. There was also severe blast damage to surrounding properties.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Thrale Road

8

26/06/1944

15:52

The V1 totally demolished 2 houses. There was severe damage across a wide area which was recorded in detail by the Fire Brigade. This was :Pentwortham Road,Pendle Road, Pretoria Road. Abbotsleigh Road,Aldrington Road,Faylands Avenue,Moyser Road. Nimrod Road,Ribblesdale road,Ullathorne Road,Mitcham Lane.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Green Lanes

0

27/06/1944

20:30

The V1 caused slight damage to surrounding property.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Pollards Hill South around number 103

0

29/06/1944

08:06

This V1 demolished 2 houses. There was severe blast damge to a further 20 houses.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Sherwood St/Helmsdale Road junction SE quadrant

0

29/06/1944

19:53

10 houses were demolished and there was a small fire in the debris as a result of this V1.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Hoadly Road east side

0

30/06/1944

10:25

The V1 demolished . 1 house and 15 badly damaged. There was a lesser degree of damage over a particulary wide area, as reported by the Fire Brigade. The damaged houses were rebuilt in a sympathetic style and it is today difficult to detect the damage that was caused.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Aldrington Road

0

01/07/1944

22:00

The V1 demolished 1 house and there was severe damage to surrounding property.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Besley St by Streatham to Tooting Railway around number 40

4

03/07/1944

04:57

The V1 demolished . 4 houses and there was major damage to surrounding property.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Between Northanger and Buckleigh Road

0

03/07/1944

15:42

The V1 demolished 2 houses. There was severe damage to surrounding property.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Norbury Crescent (165)

6

04/07/1944

00:00

This V1 incident could not be found be found in the Fire Brigade records but was identified due to the casualties recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The deaths all seem to have occurred at 165 Norbury Crescent.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Leigham Vale South end on Bend at around number 1

2

05/07/1944

00:34

The V1 demolished 4 houses and damaged 30 others. There area was re-deveopled in the 1960's with shops and housing.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Streatham High Road around Lewin Road Junction

1

05/07/1944

14:51

The V1 demolished 4 shops and flats .. The site today is still undeveloped and is surrounded by advertising hordings.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

129 Norbury Crescent

1

05/07/1944

21:24

The 2nd V1 to Strike Norbury Crescent in 2 days and it demolished 12 houses. And caused severe blast damage to surrounding property.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Abercairn Road by railway

0

07/07/1944

15:42

The V1 struck Abercairn Road by the railway. A timber shed was burned and 200 feet of rail track severley damaged. 15 houses were also severley damaged and 40 damaged to a lesser degree.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Oakdale Road around number 9Grasmere Road

6

08/07/1944

21:37

The V1 demolished 5 houses and badly damaged a further 30.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Streatham Vale Sherwood avenue/Bridgwood Road

0

10/07/1944

14:46

The V1 demolished 5 houses and badly damaged a further 40.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Pollards Hill Golf Course

0

11/07/1944

14:42

The V1 caused slight damage to about 30 houses.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Pollards Hill South

0

12/07/1944

07:25

This was the 2nd V1 to strike Pollards Hill South. It demolished 12 houses and caused severe damaged to a further 30.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Streatham Common Opposite end of Deerhurst Road

0

13/07/1944

18:57

The V1 fell on open ground. About 30 houses suffered some blast damage.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Pollards Hill South around number 53

1

16/07/1944

04:32

The 3rd V1 in Pollards Hill South. It demolished 4 houses and caused further blast damage to properties previously affected by another Flying Bomb.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Covington Way

0

18/07/1944

01:13

The V1 badly damaged 30 houses.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Gibsons Hill around number 62

1

21/07/1944

04:33

This V1 demolished 4 houses and caused severe damage to a further 20. The road has been sympathetically restored and the blast damage area is difficult to detect.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Hopton Road Half way down East Side

0

21/07/1944

20:28

This V1 demolished 6 houses and badly damaged a further 30.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Oakdale Road (around number 1)Madeira Road

4

23/07/1944

01:19

This V1 demolished 3 houses and caused severe damage to a further 30.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Pollards Hill Golf Course

0

27/07/1944

21:26

This was the 2nd V1 to strike Pollards Hill Golf Course. 20 houses were damaged by blast. 30 houses which had been damaged by a previous V1 sufferered further damage.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Leigham Court Road Opposite St Peter Church

0

01/08/1944

06:59

This V1 demolished 2 houses.8 houses and st Peters Church were badly damaged. This part of Leigham Court Road has been re-developed with flats in the 1960's.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Norbury Crescent (176)

5

02/08/1944

06:25

This was the 3rd V1 in Norbury Crescent .It demolished 5 houses. 30 more were badly damaged.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Pendle Road around number 121

12

03/08/1944

03:08

This V1 demolished 4 houses and partly demolished a further 16. Much damage to surrounding property.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Abbotsleigh Road Half way up East side

0

03/08/1944

09:15

The V1 struck demolished 2 houses. 20 more were badly damaged.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Moyser Road around number 36

2

05/08/1944

04:42

This V1 demolished 14 houses. 40 more were badly damaged.

SW16

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Aldrington Road

0

06/08/1944

17:11

This V1 demolished 2 houses and partly demolished 6 more. A gas main was fractured. It also caused damage in Ullathorne Road and Faylands Road.

SW16

Croydon

V1

Norbury

Avenue Road around number 14

1

19/09/1944

00:00

This V1 was picked up from the Commonwealth War Graves Web Site but was not recorded by the Fire Brigade.

 

As an outer suburban area, some of which was still fairly large houses the death rate per missile at
1.88 was somewhat lower than it was in the more crowded inner London areas, although  still a
dreadful loss. Streatham's worst incident was on the 3rd August 1944 when 12 people were killed
by a V1 which struck in the
Pendle Road area and caused widespread damage across a number of
roads.
As was common in other areas V1's had an unpleasant tendency to fall in clusters. Thus T
he
Pollards Hill area was to receive 6 V1's within a small radius. These killed a total of 5 people and
caused serious damage some houses being blast damaged again and again.
Norbury Crescent also suffered badly with 3 V1's which killed a total of 12 people.
Two of these fell on consecutive days, the 4th and 5th of July 1944.
Most of Streatham and Norbury's Flying Bomb scars have been healed with time. In places though
tell tale signs appear. Close inspection of the area around Streatham Station reveals post war
re-building and repairs. In other places such as Lewin Road 1960's flats plug a gap in the line of
Victorian Houses. At the end of Lewin Road is an most unusual thing these days, a totally
undeveloped Flying Bomb site at the junction with Streatham High Road. It is now surrounded by
advertising hoardings.
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