Sunday, July 23, 2017

Anti Fascist/Anti Nazi Vigil: Remember V1 Rocket Attack Forest Gate - 27 July 1944

Thursday 27th July Forest Gate North Labour Party will be holding an Anti Fascist/Anti Nazi vigil to remember those 20 or so local residents killed by a V1 rocket on the 27th of July 1944.

Meet at The Holly Tree Pub 141 Dames Road , E7, corner with Pevensey Road at 6.30 p.m. There will be a short ceremony with flowers laid.

The V1 rocket was a direct hit on a trolley bus. We only know the names of four of the victims; they are:

Abraham Ince, aged 76
Gladys Blackman, aged 39
Wendy Blackman, aged 4
Edith Tilley, aged 41

We will remember those victims of Fascism,as well as those ,who against all odds, held out against fascism and stood for democracy.

I hope you can spare half an hour and attend this important local event.

Carel Buxton, Secretary Forest Gate North Labour
email: forestgatenorth@gmail.com


(check out report of atrocity at the Forest Gate History site "E7 Now & Then". Photo is of V1 rocket landing somewhere in London during World War 2)
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