Does anyone have a list of the names and personal details of the people killed at Walkling's Bakery in the enemy bombing raids of 16/17 April 1941? Also, any photographs of the building before the raid would really assist me in my research. Many thanks.
The names of those killed are on a memorial roll inside the Tenants' Hall in the Cut where the local Archaeological Society meet. They are meeting tonight and details are on the events page of this website. I don't think Minet Road library have any photos of the building pre war. I tried there when I was researching the incident a couple of years ago. They do have Lambeth Control memo slips there. I also used the Post Office directory for 1936 to build up a mental picture of the area and make my own street map for that stretch of the Cut.
It was a huge raid, 16/17 April 1941-the biggest of the Blitz, only superseded by the last night of the Night Blitz, 10/11 May 1941. Much of Blackfriars Road was ablaze. The same night that Christ Church was lost.
I am trying to find out some history of my Family.
Before and during the early part of the war my Nan and Grandad, Lucy and Patrick Hall ran a pub in The Cut called The Pear Tree. Before my Dad passed away 40 years ago he told me a little of his past during ww2.
He told me he was bombed out during the war and moved to another pub in Notting Hill( which I lived in).
I have been to The Cut several times trying to figure out were it was. After much searching on the internet I found out it was 128 The Cut se1.
I have looked at old maps and different websites but have not had any luck.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for getting pictures/info on this pub......was it damaged beyond rebuilding, was it knocked down.
Many thanks in advance
For all who are interested there is a very good site "Britain from above" which has some remarkable aerial photographs of the area from the 1920's-1950's.
If you register you are then able to zoom in on the shots you choose and there is some remarkable detail revealed.
For views of The Cut I would suggest ref. EPW 028603 for a pre-war shot and EAW 005232 for a post-war shot which clearly shows how much bomb damage was done to The Cut.
I hope this helps.