120,122,124 Lillington Street SW1

8 March 1941

By Kaitlyn Hanson

120, 122, and 124 Lillington Street SW1 were demolished by a high explosive bomb, which fell on 8 March 1941 at 9.10 pm. This incident resulted in three ambulance cases, taken away by vehicles from the Dolphin Square Depot. Additionally, the damage trapped four people, who were eventually released. The bomb caused some superficial damage to the surrounding buildings. According to the ARP incident report, Lillington Street was partially blocked by debris.

Photo:ARP Damage Report, Lillington Street SW1, 8 March 1941

ARP Damage Report, Lillington Street SW1, 8 March 1941

Copyright Westminster City Archives

Photo:ARP Permanent Record Book, Lillington Street SW1, 8 March 1941

ARP Permanent Record Book, Lillington Street SW1, 8 March 1941

Copyright Westminster City Archives

Photo:ARP Damage Report, Lillington Street SW1, 8 March 1941

ARP Damage Report, Lillington Street SW1, 8 March 1941

Copyright Westminster City Archives

Lillington Street Sw1

This page was added by Kaitlyn Hanson on 26/04/2014.
Comments about this page

I was born at 126 Lillington Street in 1954, where I lived until about 1965. My parents were married in 1941 and I think moved into 126 some time after the March raid. I well remember the next door bombs it (or 'bombdy' as we called it) which was our playground throughout our childhood, despite getting thrown off when caught! I remember climbing up inside the burnt she'll of one of the houses and building camps with the debris and rubbish which remained on the site. It seemed great at the time but must have been a terrifying health risk! It stayed like that until the new estate was developed in the 1970s.

By Brendan Smith
On 11/03/2017

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