Thursday 19 April 2012 12.33pm
The incident occurred on 25 October 1940 when a high explosive bomb came through the railway bridge. Six trams were sheltering under the bridge. Three were totally destroyed, one badly damaged and two lightly damaged.
Six people were killed. There is also a story of young resident of Nelson Square
going to the aid of a female passenger. As he picked up up, her head fell off. It must have have being so distressing for the young lad.
On a lighter note, stocks of cigarettes from Mr Pinkin's Kiosk had to be removed to the local Wardens' Post for safekeeping.
was damaged beyond repair and the pub on the opposite corner (now The Ring) was The Railway.
The area was badly hit all through the Night Blitz, particularly on 16/17 April 1941-a gift to Hitler from the Luftwaffe to celebrate his birthday on the 20th. 57 people were killed in Wakelin's Bakery whilst sheltering in the cellar.