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Offline clive

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Re: Bomb Damage Gillingham
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 21:03:58 »
Thanks for the replies....

I used to live in one of the rebuilt houses until recently, but i always wondered about their history....


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Re: Bomb Damage Gillingham
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 11:46:11 »
Hello Clive,

I think the book 'Front Line County' by A. Rootes has the answer to your question:

'[Gillingham, 1940]' ".a raid on the borough at 12.55pm on Wednesday 18th September dropped about ten high-explosive bombs in the Milburn Road area; at least seven homes were wrecked and many more seriously damaged; five people were killed, twenty-two seriously injured and thirty-one slightly hurt".

The book mentions other incidents in Gillingham, but that is the only one that specifically mentions Milburn Road.

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Re: Bomb Damage Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 11:45:31 »
Clive, You might like to take a look at the BBC Peoples War website and search for Milburn Road Gillingham. There are a couple of first-hand memories on the site about bombing in Milburn Road.

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Bomb Damage Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 09:03:35 »
This may be a long shot but does anybody have any information regarding WW2 bomb damage in Milburn Road Gillingham.
Right at the top end of the road there is a group of 5 houses which do not match the rest of the street. Some of the locals have said that they were bombed during WW2.

Any info on this would be appreciated...


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