The Borough of Beckenham suffered very badly from V1 attacks and to a lesser extent from V2's. In all 69 V1's and 5 V2's
have been found in official records.  About 138 people were to die in the borough and major destruction to housing and
other buildings occurred.Beckenham suffered several  serious incidents : 44 died at Clockhouse, 18 at Elmers End bus
garage and 12 at Fairfield Road. In addition to this there were numerous domestic incidents which are listed in the log.
V1 & V2 Incident logs Beckenham
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The LH picture is The Beckenham Road in Victorian days looking towards Penge.The picture is taken from the corner of
Chaffinch Road. The over bridge of the Beckenham to Crystal Palace railway can been seen in the background.The
"Clockhouse" V1 fell on a restaurant about half way up on the left hand side.
The Rh picture  was taken in 2004 and is from more or less the same point.
Both sides of the road have been transformed (though I wonder if the trees on the right are the same). Note also the 60's office
building behind the railway bridge, This is on the site of the V1 which hit the Beckenham road and Mckenzie Road 30th June
1944.This part of Beckenham must have resembled a battle field
Fairfield Road Beckenham after the Flying bomb 5th January 1945. Note that the surface brick built air raid shelters have stood
up well to the blast.Christ Church behind was badly damaged but must have been repaired fairly quickly after the war as my
Aunt was married there in 1952.
The recent was taken in 2004 and shows that much of the site has remained undeveloped and it used as a car park. The Church
has been repaired but the signs of re-building are clear to see. The rows of housing on the left and right were once terraced and
have now become semis.
This is taken in St Georges Road looking
towards Albemarle Road.This area was
devastated by two V1's on 2nd and 27th July.
The far side of Albemarle Road was developed
with a rather grim office block in the 60's (now
derelict) The rest of the area was cleared and
remains as a town centre park and car
park(behind the photographer)
Next Area : CR7 Thornton Heath
Some areas of Beckenham,attracted V1's again and again. The Queens Road area suffered 5 attacks and the Cator Park area 5
V1's and 2 V'2.s The area around St Georges Church was very badly damaged by 2 V1's. This  can be clearly seen from the
line of 60's re-development on Albermarle Road and also the park and car park that has been created in St Georges Road at the
heart of the devastated area.
Fairfield Road is still undeveloped and forms part of the LIDL supermarket car park, after being devastated by a single V1 in
January 1945.
In one respect Beckenham reversed the trend for some other boroughs in that the V2's caused less casualties per incident than
the V1's. Several Of the V2's fell on sports grounds and one in an area of low density housing in Eden  Park The only V2 that
caused fatalities was the Crystal Palace Park Road incident where 9 died
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

 

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Eden Way

1

16/06/1944

 

The V1 stuck in Eden way . It actually struck the stand at the Evening Standard sports ground.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Merlin Grove

0

16/06/1944

00:00

No other details available

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Tootswood Road

3

16/06/1944

09:00

V1 hit the ARP post in Tootswood Road , casualties were ARP Wardens

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Links Way

7

16/06/1944

10:00

The V 1 Fell opposite 2 Links road, all shops in station road and high st up to Sherwood way lost their windows. Houses in station road terrible wrecks. Number 10 links road just a shell. The casualties were members of the Hawes down heavy rescue party when their lorry was hit by this fly. They were returning from the Toots wood road Beckenham incident which had occurred the same day.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

The Avenue around number 44

1

17/06/1944

00:00

V1 struck in The Avenue and demolished number 44

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

255 Wickham Chase

0

17/06/1944

02:00

The V1 hit 255 Wickham chase and this house was totally demolished a number of others badly damaged.

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Addington Road

1

21/06/1944

09:03

The V1 struck houses in the Addington Road. 1 person died in a public Air Raid shelter. 65 houses suffered severe damage at 1-29 and 2-40 Addington Road

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Between Queens Road/Clockhouse Road

3

21/06/1944

14:14

The First of 5 V1's that were to fall in this area of Beckenham. 3 houses were demolished at 69-73 Queens Road. 55-66,53-67 Queens Road and 50-60 Clockhouse Road suffered severe damage. 74 houses suffered a lesser degree of damage in Queens Road,230 were slightly damaged in Queens Road, Cedars Road, Hampden Avenue, Cromwell Road, Durban Road and Clockhouse Road

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Westfield Road Between 13 and 17

4

23/06/1944

08:10

The 2nd of 5 V1's That fell in this area.8 houses demolished in Westfield Road 12 houses severely damaged In Westfield Road 27 Houses damaged in Haynes and Cedars Road 75 House ,Shops and a Church damaged in Beckenham Road, Croydon Road.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Hayes

Meadway

0

23/06/1944

22:39

The V1 fell in the Meadway and caused severe damage to 9 houses at 52-68. At 1-47,2-42,70-72 92 houses suffered slight damage.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

The Drive around number 77

3

25/06/1944

21:42

This Flying bomb struck The Drive .12 houses demolished in The Drive 68-74,75-87,63-75 and 62-68 Severe damage/57-61 & 52-60 and 89-117 and 76-90 Slightly damaged. Public hall N.F.S station 237 houses slightly damaged in Church Avenue, the Crescent, Rectory road, Albermarle Road, The demolished houses have been re-built in a very similar style to their neighbours.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Queens Road Cedars Road

0

26/06/1944

01:00

The 3rd of 5 V1's that were to fall in this area. 4 houses demolished in Queens Road 38:50;37-49 31 severe damage in Queens road 19-51 28-52 84 damaged in Cedars road 63-81 and Clockhouse Road 2-72 7-81 12 slightly damaged in Clockhouse Road Medium fire at 41-43 Queens road in debris

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Nash Lane

0

27/06/1944

08:48

The V1 fell in open ground. The only casualties were 2 horses which were slightly injured.

SE6

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham Hill

Beckenham Hill Road

0

28/06/1944

13:45

The Flying bomb exploded In Beckenham Hill Road. 1-11 ,2-16 Highland Croft,1-23 and 2-50 Braeside.184,186,188 Beckenham Hill Road,37b Beckenham Hill Road,31-37 Southend Road/42-80 Southend Road/Ada Lewis House Southend Road. Were damaged

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

The Alders

0

28/06/1944

17:37

The V1 hit The Alders behind West Wickham High Street. 9 houses and 15 shops severe damage at the Alders and High St 60 houses and shops damaged at the Alders Bolderwood way Manor rd, Chessington way, Hawkhurst way High st 131 houses slight damage at The Alders, Bolderwood Way, Manor Road, Chessington way, Hawkhurst way small fire in debris of 2 houses at the Alders

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Rectory Road

1

28/06/1944

17:40

This V1 struck Rectory Road . 3 houses demolished in Rectory Road 14 houses severely damaged in Rectory Road 10 Damaged in Rectory Road 41 Slightly damaged in Blakeney, Beckenham and Hayne Road + the Regal Cinema

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Shortlands Road

3

28/06/1944

20:05

The Flying bomb struck at 75, Shortlands Road and demolished 2 houses. 1 severely damaged in Shortlands Road NFS station and 5 houses damaged in Shortlands Road 39 houses damaged in Den Road Kingswood Road and Scotts Lane

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Layhams Road

0

28/06/1944

22:29

The Flying bomb hit Wickham court farm a farm house and an acre of potatoes suffered slight damage. No casualties reported

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Shortlands Road

0

29/06/1944

01:15

Flying bomb in the Shortlands Road small fire in debris of private house which was demolished on impact.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Lennard Road

0

30/06/1944

01:16

The V1 struck in Lennard Road.7 Houses badly damaged in Lennard Road,93 damaged (slight) in Lennard Road Kingshall Road, Riddons Road, Aldersmead Road, Kenthouse Road, Beckenham county school for girls.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Elmers Ends

Altyre Way

0

30/06/1944

01:40

The V1 impacted in Altyre Way. 66 houses damaged in Altyre way, Hillcrest View, Hillcrest close, Altyre Close. 89 house slightly damaged in Altyre way and Upper Elmers end Road

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Beckenham Road/Mackenzie Road

1

30/06/1944

13:40

The Flying bombs struck at the junction of Beckenham Road and Mackenzie Road. No casualties were listed. 11 shops demolished in Beckenham Road,17 shops and 20 houses severely damage in Beckenham Road,4 shops and 41 houses damaged in Blanford and Churchfield Road, railway bridge,54 shops and 148 houses slightly damaged in Churchfields, Barnrmead, Mackenzie, Blandford and Beckenham Roads The line of buildings in the Beckenham Road have been replaced with a post war office block. For a contemporary report of this incident see Richard Beckett's story

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Layhams Road

0

01/07/1944

11:28

Flying bomb hit Wickham court farm off Layhams road and a quantity of farmland and crops were damaged. No casualties reported.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Copers cope Road

 

1

01/07/1944

16:30

The V1 struck in Copers Cope Road.. 3 Houses demolished in Copers Cope Road 4 severely damaged in Copers Cope Road 7 damaged in Copers Cope Road 1 building slightly damaged in Blakeny Road 1 killed 8 injured.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Albermarle Road

3

02/07/1944

03:10

This V1 was one of 2 that devastated the St Georges area of Beckenham. 11 shops demolished in Albermarle Road, 38 severely damaged in Albermarle Road,13 shops and 34 houses damaged in St Georges Road, Church Road, Rectory Road, Station Approach : Slight damage to St Georges's church, Bromley Road school 7 shops and 4 houses , Public hall and Railway hotel in Albermarle and Bromley Road. The area shows its scars and the line of shops in the Albermarle Road have been replaced with a 60's office block.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Kingshall and Alders mead Road

3

02/07/1944

03:43

The Flying bomb struck around 54-56 Kingshall Road. 10 houses demolished in Kingshall Road/15 severely damaged in Kingshall Road/22 damaged in Aldersmead Road/ 60 Slightly damaged in Kingshall Road. The impact area can be Cleary seen where the line of Victorian housing is replaced with 60's development

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Maberley Road

0

03/07/1944

19:09

The flying bomb hit Maberley Road. electric sub station/220 houses and 6 shops damaged.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Queens Road

0

05/07/1944

00:25

The 4th of 5 Flying bombs to fall in this area. The V1 exploded in properties previously damaged and increasing the extent of the damage.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Cator Park

0

05/07/1944

19:41

The Flying bomb landed in Cator Park. 3 sports pavilions damaged, 154 houses slightly damaged in Kingshall Road, Aldersmead Road, Lennard Road and Reddons Road.

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Langley Park Golf Course

0

10/07/1944

14:45

The V1 exploded on Langley park Golf Course. 29 houses damaged in The Avenue West Wickham 57 houses and 2 shops damaged In Red Lodge Road, Hayes Chase, The Drive, Pickhurst Rise

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

West Wickham High Street

1

11/07/1944

17:52

This V1 hit West Wickham High Street killing 1 person and injuring 20 The woman killed was travelling in a car which was caught in the blast. She was a trainee Doctor. She was tragically burned to death trapped in wreckage of the car before she could be reached. It is reported though that other passengers in the car were rescued but burned. They were the woman killed parents. A bus careered into the pond by the White Heart pub causing more injuries including the driver and conductor who are reported as badly hurt. 33 houses and a pub + 182 houses ,business premises and shops slight damaged in High St, Grosvenor Road, Manor Park close, Manor Park Road, Cavendish Way, Wilmar Gardens, The Alders Wickham Road, Oak Avenue Oak Gardens

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

The Grove

1

12/07/1944

08:58

The V1 hit 23 the Grove . small fire in debris of house demolished by V1 2 houses demolished 21 severe damaged 25 damage 255 houses 42 shops and business premises 1 church slight damage in The Grove, South Croft Av, Acacia Gdns, Park Av, High St, Sherwood Way, Boleyn Gdns, Highfield Drive, Woodland Way, Wickham Court Road. One source records a total of 650 houses damaged in this incident.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Elmers End Road

1

12/07/1944

19:14

The V1 struck at 36, Elmers End Road . 4 shops demolished in Elmers end road 13 shops and 22 houses severe damage in Ravenscroft Road 63 houses and 7 shops damaged in Elmers end rd 145 houses damaged in Elmers end rd, Ravenscroft rd, Birbeck rd, Marlow rd, Piquet rd, Pelham Rd,

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Kent House Road around no 226

1

14/07/1944

08:11

The Flying bomb impacted at 226 Kenthouse Road. 16 houses demolished and 46 houses severe damaged 108 damaged 15 shops Alexandra school slight damage in Thesiger Road, Somerville Road, Whateley Road, Parish Lane, Green Lane, KentHouse Road

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Croydon Road Elmers End

1

18/07/1944

07:59

The V1 impacted at 251 Croydon Road.

BR3

Beckenham

VX

Elmers Ends

Elmers end Road corner of Beck Road

18

18/07/1944

20:37

This very serious incident occurred when a Doodlebug exploded in the entrance of Elmers End bus garage which used to stand at the corner of Elmers End Road and Beck Road. A major fire broke out when the petrol tanks of the buses started exploding. The dead including 2 members of the Home guard rescue service and also a woman passer by in the street. Many of the dead and injured were London Transport workers. 60 houses were damaged, 50 suffered slight damage. Tragically Sydney Steer aged 17 was to die, followed by his Father Herbert who was killed at Clockhouse 3rd August. The bus garage was re-built post war but has now been replaced with flats.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

South Eden Park Road Stone Park Avenue

0

20/07/1944

06:46

The V1 hit at16 South Eden Park Road Coach houses, dairy, stable and dwelling damaged + a private house Welcome labs damaged 20 houses slight damage in Stone Park Avenue Beckenham Maternity Hospital Stone Park Avenue slight damage

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Kent House Lane

0

21/07/1944

15:20

The V1 landed in allotment in kenthouse Lane.

BR2

Beckenham

V1

Shortlands

Kinsgwood Road by Church Road

0

22/07/1944

00:00

Devastated church

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Hayes

Elwill Way

0

22/07/1944

01:14

The V1 struck in Elwill Way. 17 houses severe damage in Elwill way 54 houses slight damage in Hayes way

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Cator Park

0

22/07/1944

01:20

Another V1 in Cator Park. 1/2 acre of trees and undergrowth burned in park 6 houses demolished in Aldersmead Road 18 houses severe damage in Aldersmead and Kinghall Road, 30 houses damaged in Reddons Road 20 houses slight damage in Lennard Road

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Elmers Ends

Goddard Road

0

22/07/1944

10:24

The V1 exploded in Goddard road 55 houses slight damage in Goddard Road 1 school slight damage in Goddard Road.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

barnfield wood Road around number 63

2

22/07/1944

13:26

The V1 impacted at 63 Barnfield Wood Road 4 houses demolished in Barnfield wood rd 4 houses severe damage in Barnfield wood rd 27 houses damaged in Barnfield wood rd 234 houses slight damage in Barnfield wood road, Hayes chase, Goodhart way, Bushey way

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Hong Kong and Shanghai Sports Ground Copers Cope Road

0

22/07/1944

15:41

The V1 hit the Hong Kong and Shanghai sports ground, pavilion slight damage. Factory slight damage in Worsley bridge road, 60 houses damaged in Copers cope, Worsley Bridge road, Braeside, Overbrea.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

St James Avenue Priory Close Elmers end

0

26/07/1944

07:28

This V1 impacted between 17 and 24 St James Avenue. Small fire at 17 and 24 St james ave. 14 houses 1 church and church hall severe damage at St james ave, Croydon rd,Priory close. 82 houses 25 shops 1 cinema damaged St James Avenue, Croydon Road, Priory Close,Forster Road 74 houses slight damaged St James ave, Croydon rd Clockhouserd, Westbury rd

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Queens Road

0

26/07/1944

18:46

The 5th Of 5 V1's to fall in this area. This once cause no casualties and increased the degree of damage in already blitzed houses. There was a small fire in the debris.

BR2

Beckenham

V1

Shortlands

St Mary's Avenue

0

27/07/1944

00:00

No other details available

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Bramerton Road around number 36

5

27/07/1944

01:44

The first of 2 V1's that were to strike Bramerton Road. 4 houses demolished in Bramerton Road 30 houses severe damage In Bramerton Road 192 houses slight damage in Bramerton, Cherry tree walk, Groveland rd, Birchwood av, Village way, Gordon rd, Broomfield rd, Whitmore rd.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Monks Orchard Road Bethlem Royal Hospital

0

27/07/1944

15:37

One of a number of V1's that were to fall in the grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital. There were no casualties but a 2 floor ward was damaged as were 130 houses in Monks Orchard Road. Other Incident are recorded as Croydon

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

St Georges Road

3

27/07/1944

17:44

The 2nd of the V1's that were to devastate the heart of Beckenham in the St Georges area. 5, Church road, small fire in debris of house 7 houses a bakery, demolished in Church rd, St Georges rd ,High st 33 houses 1 bank 1 hotel and 4 shops severe damage in Church rd,St Georges rd, High st church hall, + St Georges Church 10 shops 1 public hall 1 school 1 fire station 4 houses damaged in High st and Bromley rd 34 shops 4 banks 20 houses slight damage in High st,Rectory road, Station apprc. Bromley rd,The knoll. The devastated area can clearly be seen today where much of the cleared site has been left as a town centre car park.

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Sparrow Den Woodland Way

0

27/07/1944

21:21

The V1 struck in Sparrow Den West Wickham. 50 houses were slightly damaged in Woodland Way and Wood Lodge Lane

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Addington Road

0

29/07/1944

21:55

The V1 landed in Wickham Court Farm 65x15 yards of crops damaged, a pumping station damaged,27 houses damaged in Woodlodge lane, childrens heart hospital damaged in Woodland way

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Oakwood Avenue

1

30/07/1944

13:51

The V1 struck in Oakwood Avenue . 4 houses demolished in Oakwood Av 10 houses severe damage in Oakwood and Perth Road 11 houses and 1 school damaged in Oakwood av and perth rd 90 houses and 1 church slight damage in Oakwood av, Perth rd, Overbury av, Stanley av, Oakhill cres, Crescent rd, Bromley rd, The mead

SE26

Beckenham

V1

Sydenham

Border Road/Laurie Park Avenue NE Quadrant

3

01/08/1944

07:01

V1 attack on Border Road S26 (then in the Borough of Beckenham) 1/3 block of flats demolished in Laurie Park Road 2/3 block of flats (fountain court) and 10 houses damaged at Park court and Fountain Court. 17 houses damaged in Springfield Road, Crystal Palace Park Road,

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Layhams Road

0

02/08/1944

06:36

The Flying bomb hit May farm in Layhams Road : slight damage to trees but no other damage or casualties reported.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Bramerton Road

0

02/08/1944

08:22

The 2nd V1 that was to strike Bramerton Road. 4 houses demolished in Bramerton Road. 50 houses severe damage in Bramerton Road and Whitmore Road 10 houses damaged in Groveland Road 304 Houses slight damage in BramertonRoad, Whitmore Road, Groveland Road, Village Way, Birchwood Av, Gordon Rd, Cherry tree walk, Broomfield rd, Croydon rd, Derrick rd.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Beckenham road near current Clockhouse pub

43

02/08/1944

13:02

This very serious incident occurred when the Flying bomb struck a restaurant packed with customers in the Beckenham Road, near the site of the modern Clockhouse pub. Many died instantly. The blast extended many hundreds of yards in each direction. 44 people were to die in the tragedy, the worst in Beckenham and one of the worst in South London. Herbert Steer who's son Sydney died at Elmers end bus garage was to die in this disaster. 14 shops 12 houses demolished in Beckenham rd, 17 shops 42 houses, dance hall severe damage in Beckenham rd, Churchfield rd, Thayers farm rd, Sidney rd. 18 shops 124 houses slight damage in Churchfields Road, Thayers farm rd,Beckenham rd, Chaffiinch rd, Sidney rd. small fire in debris at Beckenham rd. The wide area of the blast is clear from the extensive post war building that has occurred in the surrounding area. The road has been widened at this point. The blank end of terraces that betray partial demolition can be seen in several surrounding roads

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Kelsey Park

0

02/08/1944

13:22

The V1 landed and exploded in Kelsey Park..2 trees damaged by fire in park 33 houses and 9 shops slight damage in Wickham rd, Stone park av.

SE26

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Border Road

0

03/08/1944

05:10

The second V1 to strike Border Road. 1 house demolished in Border road, 8 houses severe damage in Border crescent and Border rd, 10 houses damaged in Sydenham av,20 houses slight damage in Crystal Palace Park road

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Druids Way Kingswood Avenue

1

03/08/1944

10:55

The V1 struck in Druid Way. 5 houses demolished in Druid Way and Kingswood Avenue . 42 houses severe damage in Druids Way Kingswood Avenue , and Kingswood rd, 110 houses slight damage in Kingwood rd and av, South hill rd, Den rd, Hengist way, Romanhurst Gdns

BR4

Beckenham

V1

West Wickham

Blakes recreation ground

0

03/08/1944

12:20

The Flying bomb fell on open ground in Blakes recreation ground. Grass damaged on rec 154 houses + 14 shops damaged in Manor pk rd, Beckenham rd, Braemar rd, Station rd, Ravenswood av, links rd, High st, Pine avenue

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Kemerton Road

0

03/08/1944

12:20

The V1 hit Kemerton Road. 4 houses demolished in Kemerton rd, 9 houses severe damage in Kemerton rd, 80 houses slight damage in Wickham rd, Crescent rd, Oakhill rd ,Limes rd

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Abbots Way

0

03/08/1944

12:26

The Flying bomb hit Abbots Way . 12 houses demolished and 31 severe damage in Abbots way 38 houses damaged in Abbots way, Aylesford av, Aviemore way. 122 slight damage in Abbots way, Aylesford av, Aviemore way, Ambelside av. Gas and water main damaged in Abbots Way.

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Cherry Tree Walk

1

04/08/1944

15:50

The V1 in Cherry Tree Walk at around number 14. 4 houses demolished in Cherry tree walk 18 houses severe damage in Cherry tree walk 74 houses damaged in Cherry tree walk, Eden park avenue, Glanfield road 170 houses slight damage in Cherry tree, Stanhope grove, Eden park av ,Birchwood av,

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Albemarle Road

0

10/08/1944

04:15

The V1 hit Albemarle Road. No casualties were reported. 2 houses demolished in Albemarle 4 severe damage. 9 houses damaged in Albemarle and Westgate 25 houses slight damage in The Avenue

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Downs Hill Road

0

20/08/1944

06:31

This Flying bomb struck in Downs Hill Road. Timber building demolished rail embankment damaged 2 houses demolished in Downs hill,24 houses severe damage in Downs hill,58 houses slight damage in Downshill, Downsbridge rd ,Ravensbourne avenue

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

South Eden park Road

0

31/08/1944

17:06

The V1 landed in the grounds of Beckenham County school sports ground. A sports pavilion was damaged.

BR3

Beckenham

V2

Beckenham

Midland Bank Sports Ground Lennard Road

0

02/01/1945

12:19

The first V2 to explode in Beckenham. It landed and the Midland Bank Sports Ground in Lennard Road. .1 house and school destroyed 184 damaged severe damage to sports pavilion .slight damage to new Beckenham station. This was the 427th Rocket to be recorded over England

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Nat provincial sports ground copers cope road

0

05/01/1945

 

No other details available

BR3

Beckenham

V1

Beckenham

Fairfield Road

12

05/01/1945

21:26

This V1 struck Fairfield Road. At this stage of the attacks the Flying bombs were mainly air launched from Heinkel 111's or a few from new sites in the Netherlands. 20 houses destroyed in Fairfield Road,1 church (Christ Church) and 3 houses severe damage in Fairfield and Lea road 1 church hall and 26 houses damaged in Fairfield, Burnhill, Lea Road, Stanmore terrace 150 houses and shops slight damage in Burnhill Road, Stanmore Terrace ,Kelsey park Rd, high st The area today is still mainly undeveloped after clearance and forms the car park of the LIDL supermarket.

BR3

Beckenham

V2

Beckenham

Cator Park

0

09/01/1945

10:50

This V2 in Cator park was only 500 yards from the previous V2 on the 2January.It again fell in Sport Grounds. 60 houses and a sports pavilion damaged in Kingshall Rd 120 houses slight damage in Beckenham Road The 493th Rocket to be recorded over England

BR3

Beckenham

V2

Beckenham

Eden Park Avenue

0

22/02/1945

11:21

The V2 hit Eden Park Avenue behind St Johns Church. St Johns church severely damaged and needed to be shored up…..Church hall wrecked… 79 houses damaged in Eden Park Av, South Eden Park Av, Oakfield Gardens 19 houses and 17 shops slight damage in Merlin grove and Upper Elmers end rd + 2 cows killed

BR3

Beckenham

V2

Beckenham

Shirley Crescent

0

10/03/1945

00:01

The V2 hit Shirley Crescent. 14 houses and 1 School Severe damage in Shirley crescent 31 houses damaged in Shirley crescent, Goddard rd, Abbot way, Langley way. 28 houses slight damage in Shirley cres ,Goddard road, Abotts way, Langley way.

SE26

Beckenham

V2

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Park Road

9

15/03/1945

01:03

The V2 struck at the top of Crystal Palace Park road which at the time was on the border of the borough of Beckenham. Because of the location which was where Penge, Beckenham, Lewisham and Dulwich adjoined there was much confusion, damage occurred in both Beckenham and Lewisham. It is reported in ARP records that at one point ambulances were actually sent away because it wasn’t clear which area the incident happened in. The Rocket demolished 2 4 storey Victorian houses at 73-75 Crystal Palace Park Road. They had been converted into flats 2 fires in debris of demolished houses. 2 houses demolished in Westwood hill 16 houses severe damage in Westwood hill crystal palace park road, hillcrest road,36 houses and 1 block of flats slight damage in Westwood hill, Crystal Palace Park Road ,Hillcrest road. The site of the demolished houses in Crystal Palace Park Road now forms an additional entrance to the park. On the other side of the road the badly damaged houses in Hillcrest Crescent have been replaced with post war housing.

 

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