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The small SE4 postcode was to be badly damaged by 18 V1 Flying bombs and 5 V2 Rockets. As a result at least 92 people
were to die.

As was common with other parts of London the Flying bombs had a very unpleasant tendency to cluster in small areas
resulting in a high degree of damage in concentrated areas. The west side of
Brockley Road from Beechcroft to Arabin
Road was very seriously damaged. 5 flying bombs fell in this small area. London SE4 was also to suffer 5 V2 Rockets
attacks and 4 of these were to result in serious loss of life. The worst was at
Finland Road on the 2nd February 1945 when
34 people were killed. Other serious incidents occurred at
Adelaide Avenue on the 17th September (14 dead), Marnock
Road on the 11th February (14 dead) and
Wickham road on the 11th March (9 dead). Many parts of SE4 were seriously
damaged there were few undamaged buildings for the length of the Brockley Road from Crofton Park Station to the
Northern limit of the postcode past
Endwell Road. Other serious incidents occurred just outside the area on SE14 and SE8
(New Cross and Deptford).The death rate per missile in SE4 was   4.00. Many parts of Brockley still betray the scars of the
period. In particular in the Whitebread Road area much post war development is apparent. At
Adelaide Avenue a housing
estate defines the extent of the blast area,at
Finland Road Meadowgate school occupies the site
V1 & V2 logs SE4 Brockley
Next area : SE5 Camberwell
The scene left  is Wickham Gardens Brockley.
(2005)The decimated west side has been completely
replaced with a post war housing estate.On the
North side Edwardian Housing remains
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Positioning

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Brockley Cemetry

0

 

 

This V1 was found on bomb damage maps but so far I cannot find out the date it fell It is clearly shown as a V1 on the maps and indicates that it caused extensive damage to the mortuary chapel. No Fire Brigade report can be found for this incident, it may have been after September 1944 in which case the reports are missing (until they start again in January 1945)

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Whitbread Road East end

0

16/06/1944

02:30

This was the first of 5 V1's that were to fall in a small area of Brockley causing extensive damage. . Much re-development around the Whitbread Road/Brockley Road Junction is apparent.

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Dalrymple Road/Brockley Road junction

1

19/06/1944

22:06

The second of 5 V1's to fall in a concentrated area of Brockley. Numbers 2-34 Dalrymple Road and 5-15 Beechcroft Road suffered severe damage. There was extensive damage to surrounding property in Whitbread Road,Howson Road,Comerford Road,Merritt Road,Brockley Road,Hazledon Road,Holdenby Road. Extensive post-war re-development is apparent at this point.

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Ewhurst Road (Crofton Park Road/Sevenoaks Road junction)

3

23/06/1944

02:15

Extensive damage to properties in Ewhurst Road, Crofton Park Road,Salehurst Road,Stilness Road,Manwood Road,Glynde Road,Bexhill Road,Brightling Road,Sevenoaks Road,Otford Crescent,Horsmondon Road

SE4

Deptford

V1

Brockley

Endwell Road Railway bridge/Brockley Cross

2

24/06/1944

07:23

6 shops were severely damaged. All property in the boundaries of Geoffrey Road,Upper brockley Road,Vulcan Road,Vest Road,Sprules Road,Drakefell Road and Mantle Road slightly damaged

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Junction Avignon and Aspinall Road

3

29/06/1944

22:27

It is recorded that 1-39 and 10-40 Avignon Road were demolished,2-8 severely damaged. Property in area bounded by St Asaphs Road,Ivydale Road,Finland Road,Revelon Road damaged.

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Braxfield Road/Commerford Road

5

03/07/1944

08:40

The 3rd of 5 V1's that were to fall in an already devastated part of Brockley. .59-73 and 6-76 Braxfield Road Severely damaged 43-57,4--58 Braxfield damaged 1a-41,2-40 Braxfield Road/35-325 Brockely Road/280-308 Brockley Road/30-32 Dalrymple Road/1-33 Howson Road/Slightly Damaged. 26-80 Hoswon Road Damaged.

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Frensbury Road junction with St Norberts Road

0

06/07/1944

03:50

Nine blocks of flats severely damaged and surrounding property in the boundaries of Brockley Way Turnham Road St Noberts Road slightly damaged .

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Junction Breakspeare Road/Harefield Road NE quadrant

8

06/07/1944

14:34

It is reported that "1-77 & 79 Breakspere Road Severely damage 88-130/81-91/60-86/61-79/93-147 Breakspeare Road Damaged 29-59/42-58 Breakspeare Road slight damaged St Peter Church Hall 87-97Cranfield Road slight damaged 37-63/63-82 Wickham Road slightly damaged 40-110 25-79 Tressillian Road Slightly damaged 2-16-1-13 Tressillian Crescent Slightly damaged 1-11 /2-16 Drake Road Slightly damaged

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Turnham Road

0

11/07/1944

13:07

This V1 struck in Turnham Road close to one 5 days earlier and causing further damage to the same blocks of flats. No deaths are recorded. The area of blast extended to Brockley Way, Turnham Road and St Norberts Road

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

North side Hilly fields by Crescent

0

15/07/1944

15:48

"The Homestead" Hilly fields cres severe damage 8 houses in Hilly fields cres severe damage 5 houses in Hillyfields cres damaged 112 houses in Cliffview rd,Trywhitt rd, Tressillan cres, Crescent way, Montague ave slight damage. The post war rebuilding houses is Hillyfields Crescent can clearly be seen

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Whitbread Road East end

0

18/07/1944

04:56

The 4th of 5 V1's to strike the already badly Whitebread Road area of Brockley. .7 houses demolished and 40 severe damage 40 houses damaged in Whitbread rd 6 demolished and 20 severe damage 20 damaged in Comerford 2 severe damage in Brockely Road Catholic church and school damaged in Howson rd. The area shows extensive signs of post war re-development

SE4

Deptford

V1

Brockley

Whitbread Road Road

0

19/07/1944

08:40

The 5th of 5 V1's that fell on this shattered part of Brockley. It struck at a similar point to the one the previous day. There was further damage to Whitbread Road,Comerford Road,Brockley Road,Howson Road,Dalrympe Road.

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Guys Hospital Athletic Groundf

0

27/07/1944

15:25

A pavilion and grand stand were damaged. Properties bounded by Stilness Road, Crofton Park\Road,Stendon Road,SevenoaksRoad were damaged.

SE4

Deptford

V1

Brockley

Half way along Cranfield Road by Railway

0

27/07/1944

17:56

2 houses demolished and 20 severe damage in Cranfield Road 10 houses severe damage in GeoffreyRoad Property in Cranfield Road Geofrey Road Brockley Cross Manor rd,Wickham rd damaged

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

Arica Road Halfway down

0

27/07/1944

21:35

A 3 inch water main and sewer were badly damaged. Property in St Norberts Road,Brockley Crescens and St asaphs Road were slightly damaged.

SE4

Lewisham

V1

Brockley

LBSCR Railway by Brockley Way (was footpath then)

0

02/08/1944

08:34

Railway embankment demolished and 1 x 4 floor block of flats and one surface shelter damaged. Surrounding property in Turnham rd,Brockley Way, St Norberts Rd ,slight damage

SE4

Deptford

V1

Brockley

North End Endwell Road

9

16/08/1944

18:32

.6 houses demolished 45 damaged rail embankment damaged surrounding property in Vesta rd,sprules rd,millmark grove,brockley cross slight damage

SE4

Lewisham

V2

Brockley

Adelaide Avenue corner of Eastern Road

14

17/09/1944

18:56

This was the first of 5 V2 rockets that struck SE4 causing grave loss of life. 14 people were killed and 29 seriously injured. 5 members of the same family died in the same house. The blast area can clearly be seen today indicated by the footprint of post-war re-development at this point.

SE4

Lewisham

V2

Brockley

Between Finland and Revelon Road

24

02/02/1945

08:22

This extremely serious incident happened when the V2 rocket fell in the gardens between Finland Road and Revelon Road. 20 houses were demolished and 30 suffered severe damage.The dead in this attack included 5 members of the same family. The damage extended to an area bounded by Revelon Road, Accacia Road,Mantle Road, Avignon Road. The area of the blast damage is clearly seen as the line of housing in Finland and Revelon Roads isinterrupted by a post war school site

SE4

Lewisham

V2

Brockley

Marnock Road Brockley Grove Junction

14

11/02/1945

22:00

Demolished 26 houses….14 dead 69 injured….train lost all its windows as it was travelling through Crofton park station. Area bounded by Darfield rd,Brockley rd,Brockley grove,Brockley Hall rd,Bearsted rise,Horsmonden rd,Sevenoaks rd,Crofton park rd…slight damage. Extensive post war re-building can be seen around this point.

SE4

Deptford

V2

Brockley

Wickham Road by S side Wickham Gardens

9

11/03/1945

20:04

8 houses demolished and 70 severely damaged in Wickham Road,and Brockley Road.4 houses demolished 20 severe damaged in Wickham gardens 100 houses slight damage in Breakspear and Harefield rds 60 houses slight damage in Cranfield Road 3 shops and 4 houses slight damage in Caulgate st 6 shops 80 houses slight damage in Foxberry Road 40 houses slight damage in Harecort rd 6 shops and 100 houses slight damage in Brockley rd. The are bounded by Wickham Gardens,Brockley Road and Wickham Road has been completely re-developed as a housing estate. The effect of the V2 is starkly illustrated in Wickham gardens where the original Victorian houses remain on the North Side but on the damaged south side they have been totally replaced by 1960's flats.

SE4

Lewisham

V2

Brockley

Crofton Park Station

0

23/03/1945

02:20

This V2 airburst over Crofton Park station. Debris was scattered widely and a fire was caused at the station by either an alcohol or peroxide tank. pArt of the station roof was damaged.