New Cross Road
New Cross SE14 6AS
UKNIWM Ref: 12140
OS Map Ref: TQ 363 770
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
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.
The names are also recorded on a plaque in the church of St Nicholas, Deptford.
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