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The SW2 area of London covers parts of Brixton,Streatham Hill and Tulse Hill
It was struck by 21 V1's which killed  about 83 people. There were no V2' attacks.
V1 & V2 logs SW2 Brixton and Streatham Hill
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The Streatham Hill area was to suffer 5 V1's in very close proximity.These were in Wavertree Road, Streatham Hill
opposite the end of Wyatt Park Road, Streatham Hill by Barhill Road, Barcombe Avenue and Downton Avenue The effect
of the blast in this limited area must have been substantial with few buildings escaping any damage.
The worst incident in SW2 was at a rest centre in
Acre Lane which was hit by a Flying bomb on 28th June At 12.49. The
centre was used to assist people who had previously been bombed out of their houses and tragically 25 were to die
This is the Streatham Hill theatre from
Barhill Road after a V1 hit it on 3rd July
at 06.36. The building was repaired post
war and is now used as a Bingo Hall.
The repaired flank wall can clearly be
detected on close inspection
Beechdale Road Brixton after a V1
attack on the 23rd June 1944
The Tragedy at Acre Lane
opposite Lambeth Town
Hall 28th June 1944
which killed 25 people.
This image is reproduced
with the kind permission
of  
London Borough of
Lambeth Archives
Department
PostCode

PostCode

borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

 

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Downton Avenue West EndNorth side North side towards Streatham High Road

5

18/06/1944

01:07

This V1 fell on the North side of Downton Avenue a short way up from Streatham High Road. 10 houses were demolished and 17 severely damaged. Lesser damage across a wide area. The houses have been re-built to match undamaged counterparts. The only difference that can be detected is that the flank walls display the fact that they have been built using a red-brick common in the 40's, the originals used London stock yellow bricks for the same walls.

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Lyham Road by Dumbarton Road

5

18/06/1944

12:45

This V1 fell in Lyham Road between the Wall of Brixton prison and Dumbarton Road. 8 houses were demolished and 30 badly damaged.

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Tulse Hill

Christchurch Road/LanercostRoad/ Hillside Road

6

22/06/1944

05:15

The V1 fell between Christchurch and Lanercost Road a short way up from the junction with Hillside road. .. 6 houses were demolished and 20 very badly damaged. Today the line of large Victorian houses in Christchurch road is interrupted by post war housing development which extend back into Lanercost road.

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

SE end of Beechdale Road

9

23/06/1944

16:46

The V1 fell at the South East end of Beechdale Road totally demolishing 12 houses and badly damaging 20. A further 12 were damaged in Endymion road.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Streatham Hill/Opposite end of Wyatt Park Road

0

24/06/1944

00:38

The V1 struck in the Streatham High Road opposite the end of Wyatt Park Road.A number of shops, flats and private houses were badly damaged. Looking at the flats opposite the end of Wyatt Park Road you can see the main impact site of the V1 where a V shaped wedge has been taken from the building and then patched up with a slightly different coloured brickwork.

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Brockwell Park

0

27/06/1944

04:25

The V1 fell in open space in Brockwell Park. No casualties are reported by the Fire Brigade but some damage to surrounding buildings is noted.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Barcombe Avenue West end North Side

4

28/06/1944

01:15

The V1 impacted on the North side of Barcombe Avenue a short way up from Streatham High Road. 3 houses were totally demolished and a number badly damaged on both sides of the road. Post war housing can be seen on both side of the road here, indicating the impact site and interrupting the line of the normal style of housing seen in the ABC roads in Streatham

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Acre Lane by Town Hall

25

28/06/1944

12:49

This very serious incident occurred when the V1 struck a row of shops/buildings opposite the Town Hall in Acre Lane. One of the buildings was being used as a rest centre for people who had previously been forced out of their homes by Flying bombs. As well as the rest centre 10 houses and shops were demolished and 20 houses damaged. Lambeth Town Hall, a modern building, clearly stood up well to the blast and no structural damage can be detected. However careful inspection will reveal that the Windows frames down the side of the Acre Lane side of the town hall are in a slightly different style to elsewhere in the building and must have been completely blown out. On the other side of the road the sight of the rest centre and shops has been replaced with 1960's style new shops filling the gap.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Amesbury Avenue Junction with Hillside Road

4

29/06/1944

10:49

The V1 struck at the junction of Amesbury Road and Hillside Road. 10 houses were totally demolished and a large number badly damaged. The area around the impact site has been extensively re-developed with post war housing and shops

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Between Baytree and Sudbourne Road

3

01/07/1944

03:49

The V1 struck between Baytree and Sudbourne Road. 20 houses were demolished and 40 very badly damaged. The area has been re-developed with post war flats.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Streatham Hill Corner of Barhill Road

1

03/07/1944

06:36

The V1 struck the Streatham Hill theatre on the Barhill road side. It was partly demolished and surrounding property was badly damaged. The Theatre was re-built and is currently in use as a bingo hall. The re-built flank wall clearly shows the scars of the V1

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Tulse Hill

KingsmeadRoad just north of Bend

0

03/07/1944

18:43

The V1 struck in Kingsmead road just short of the sharp bend. 2 houses were totally demolished and 40 others very badly damaged.

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Trelawn Road Half way up South side

11

04/07/1944

18:00

The V1 hit The South side of Trelawn road.11 houses were demolished and 40 badly damaged in both Trelawn and Morval Roads. The gap in the line of housing can still be seen. In Morval road the in-filling in now being rebuilt for a second time since the war time demolition

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Brixton water Lane/St Matthews Road

6

05/07/1944

00:42

The V1 struck at the junction of Water Lane And St Matthew Road. 10 houses were demolished and 30 damaged. The area today has been totally re-developed so it is not possible to ascertain the impact site

sw2

Lambeth

V1

Herne Hill

Brockwell Park

0

13/07/1944

17:48

The V1 fell in Brockwell Park. No casualties were reported by the Fire Brigade an Open air Theatre and 50 houses were damaged by the blast.

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Tulse Hill

Tulse Hill/Abbots park junction

0

16/07/1944

00:13

The V1 demolished 4 houses on Tulse Hill in the area of the post war St Martins Estate A further 30 were badly damaged. No casualties were reported by the Fire Brigade.

SW2

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Junction Effra Parade/Dalberg Road

2

19/07/1944

04:06

The V1 divested the area around the Effra Parad/Dalberg Road junction. 12 houses were demolished and 40 badly damaged. The area today has been totally re-developed with flats.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Calders place (no longer there ) which was at the apex of Holsmsdale Road

1

22/07/1944

06:33

The V1 struck Calders place. The blast badly damaged and industrial building, demolished 12 houses and badly damaged 40 others. No casualties are listed. The area has been totally re-developed post war.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Daysbrook Road/Corner Wavertree Road

1

27/07/1944

22:57

The V1 badly damaged the girls school at the Wavertree Road/Daysbrook Road junction. 10 house were demolished and 20 badly damaged in Daysbrook Road. 2 were demolished and 10 badly damaged in Wavertree Road. The damage area extended right down Daysbrook Road, including number 2 slightly damaged where I lived for 6 years from 1990. The school has been re-built and carries a plaque which commemorates the event. The demolished houses in Daysbrook Road have been replaced with 60's housing, further down the frontages of the remaining Victorian houses show signs of significant re-building.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Streatham Place corner Montell Road

0

09/08/1944

06:54

The V1 injured 24 people. 3 houses were demolished and 30 badly damaged in Montrell Road. 3 were demolished and 20 damaged in Tierney Road. A further 3 were demolished and 20 damaged in Streatham Place. Today post war housing fills the site but the tell tale signs of blanked off gable ends of once terraces housing is clear to see.

SW2

Wandsworth

V1

Streatham

Bellasis Avenue

0

13/08/1944

07:57

21 people were injured by this V1 strike. It demolished 14 houses in Bellasis Avenue and badly damaged 50 in Bellasis Avenue,Criefell Avenue and Thornton Avenue. The road has been totally re-developed with 60's housing

 

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Effra Parade 19th July 1944. 2 people
were killed. This image is reproduced
with the kind permission  
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Borough of Lambeth Archives
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