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WW2 memorial installed at Hoe St

A blue plaque has been installed at Central Parade, Walthamstow to commemorate the site where 22 people lost their lives and 144 casualties were recorded during a World War 2 bomb attack.

On 16 August 1944, a pilotless V-I flying bomb detonated in Walthamstow causing tragic and devastating effects for the local community. 

Council Leader, Chris Robbins, said: “Waltham Forest is a borough currently undergoing immense regeneration, but in the midst of this growth it is important for us to preserve our heritage.

“The installation of the plaque is a way to permanently commemorate those who lives were lost and impacted by the tragic event of 16 August 1944.” 

The plaque will serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives and aims to encourage the community to find out more about the history of Waltham Forest.

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For more information on the history of Waltham Forest, why not pay a visit Vestry House Museum (Vestry Road, E17 9NH) or visit


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