Balham Underground Railway Station Air Raid (1)

WM reference
52421
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unknown : October 2000
Current location

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
Covent Garden
City Of Westminster
Greater London
WC2E 7BB
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 303 807
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

Balham Underground Railway Station
In ticket hall within barrier.
Balham High St
Balham
Wandsworth
Greater London
SW12 9SG
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 285 732
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Plain circular metal plaque with white lettering.

Inscription

In memory of/ the 64 people killed/ at this station by/ a wartime bomb/ 14th October 1940/

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War - civilians
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements:
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unknown
Date: October 2000
Attended by:

History

2010: A new plaque (Our ref. 60963) to commemorate all those who died replaced this plaque and was unveiled on 14th October 2010. The former plaque will then be donated to the London Transport Museum. Nov. 2008. It is planned to alter the number who died from 64 to 67, thus including three London Transport employees who were killed.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Wandsworth Borough News 19 Nov. 2008 pp.14-15

Reference

London Transport At War by Graves, Charles pp.50,53. Published:London Transport 1978

Reference

Underground News No.588 pp.718-9

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