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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Covent Garden
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: October 2000
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52421
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

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Previous locations
  • In ticket hall within barrier.
    Balham Underground Railway Station
    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
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 450mm, width 450mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
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.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Wandsworth Borough News 19 Nov. 2008 pp.14-15
  • Underground News No.588 pp.718-9
  • London Transport At War by Graves, Charles pp.50,53. Published:London Transport 1978

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