World War II Damage
From Camden New Town History Wiki
The areas which suffered major bomb damage during World War II are as follows:
- Agar Grove. On the north side, between Stratford Villas and Murray Street, backing onto Cobham Mews, properties were affected with three adjacent houses seriously damaged. On the north side, between St Augustine's Road and St Paul's Crescent, two pairs of semi-detached villas were totally destroyed and those adjacent suffered non-structural blast damage.
- Camden Road. Damage resulted in a clearance site on the east side, just south of the railway line.
- Camden Square. All properties north-east of the railway line, on the north-west side of the square, were damaged. One half of a semi-detached pair suffered total destruction, and others were damaged beyond repair. Behind, in Camden Mews, two buildings were seriously damaged.
- Rochester Square. Some of the semi-detached villas on the south-west side were damaged beyond repair, due to a bomb which fell south of the square.
- St Paul's Crescent. On the west side, north of Agar Grove, the southern portion of the crescent-shaped terrace was totally destroyed.
- York Way. On the west side, as a result of total destruction on the Agar Grove corner, there Was serious damage in a large portion of the terrace resulting in some demolition. One property near the corner of Camden Park Road was seriously damaged.
The National Archive in Kew have created a database of all the bombs dropped during The Blitz the image below is an extract from that database.
Civilian Casualties (Deaths)
|Date||Place of incident||Name||Age||Address|
|27 Feb 1940||At home||Archibald Shortland Watson||60||36 Camelot House|
|18 Sep 1940||At home||Charles William Powell||51||74 Great College Street|
|18 Sep 1940||At home||Stephen Flynn||64||74 Royal College Street|
|18 Sep 1940||At home||Kate Louise Flynn||63||74 Royal College Street|
|18 Sep 1940||Public shelter||Shirley May Hatch||20 months||76 Royal College Street|
|27 Sep 1940||At home||Emily Rose Stevens||25||3 Camelot House|
|27 Sep 1940||At home||John Blackburn Whiteley||38||3 Camelot House|
|27 Sep 1940||At home||Henry George Broome||49||4 Camelot House|
|27 Sep 1940||At home||George Bellinger||59||18 Murray Mews|
|27 Sep 1940||At home||Mark Cornelius Yeates||76||18 Lawford Road|
|27 Sep 1940||At home||Beatrice Yeates||73||18 Lawford Road|
|27 Sep 1940||At home||Stella Yeates||40||18 Lawford Road|
|28 Sep 1940||At home||Joseph Wurm||51||40 Camden Square|
|28 Sep 1940||At home||Ethel Mary Graham||60||57 Camden Square|
|15 Oct 1940||At home||Leslie Edward Ruderham||19||24 Lawford Road|
|15 Oct 1940||Wardens Post||Albert Henry Newton||58||8 Caversham Road|
|16 Oct 1940||Maiden Lane Depot||George William Allen||58||134 Agar Gove|
|2 Jul 1944||Rochester Place||Sybil Dowsett||39||19a Rochester Mews|
|2 Jul 1944||Rochester Place||Sylvia Dowsett||11||19a Rochester Mews|
|2 Jul 1944||Rochester Place||Terence Dowsett||8||19a Rochester Mews|
|2 Jul 1944||Rochester Place||Norman Fee||13||38 Oseney Crescent|
|2 Jul 1944||Rochester Place||Josephine Neville||48||19 Rochester Mews|
|2 Jul 1944||Rochester Place||Gabrielle Neville||12||19 Rochester Mews|