New Cross, Woolworths V2 War Memorial

Iceland Store
New Cross Road
New Cross SE14 6AS

UKNIWM Ref: 12140

OS Map Ref: TQ 363 770

Map: Memorials of Lewisham Map

Type: Two Plaques


1. Metal Plaque c.6x9inches about 10 ft above the ground to the left of the main entrance to Iceland’s
2. Maroon Plaque of the London Borough of Lewisham


Remembering Woolworths
168 People Killed
In Britain’s Worst V2 Attack
25th November 1944.
Deptford History Group 1994

London Borough of Lewisham
In memory of the
168 people who died
and those injured
in the V2 rocket attack
that landed here
25th November 1944


The metal plaque was unveiling on 26 November 1994 unveiled by Gurbakhsh Garcha [Mayor of LB Lewisham] and Joan Ruddock MP

The London Borough of Lewisham Maroon Plaque marking the 65th Anniversary of the incident was unveiled on 25 November 2009 by Sir Steve Bullock, The Mayor of Lewisham

Wars Commemorated: Second World War

Press:Sunday Telegraph, 27 November, 1994.

Publications: Blake, Lewis; Red Alert The Story of South East London At War, 1939 – 1945. Published by the Author, 1992
Blake, Lewis; Bolts from the Blue, S.E. London and Kent Under V” Rocket Attack, Published by the Author, 1990
Deptford History Group, Remembering Woolworths. [now archived at []]

Names: Click here for a list of those who died

The names are also recorded on a plaque in the church of St Nicholas, Deptford.

Details: Click here for details of the incident

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