Incident Number 484


Sydney Road V2 bomb

My Dad told me this story. He lived in Raleigh Road. He was supposed to be playing football on Sydney Road with his friends, but they decided to go to the park instead. They were on the upper deck of a bus on their way back from the park when they saw the rocket land. When they got to the scene his mother was being comforted by neighbors,as they assumed the boys had all been killed. He was hugged and beaten in equal measure. He said the milkman and his horse had been killed, and next day he found out the girl he sat next to in school was also killed. This and other experiences left a permanent mark on him. It didn’t prevent him from becoming a thoroughly decent human being and father though.

Paul Hockaday

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