Thursday 27th July – Forest Gate North Labour Party will be holding an Anti Fascist/Anti Nazi vigil to remember those 20 or so local residents killed by a V1 rocket on the 27th of July 1944.
Meet at The Holly Tree Pub 141 Dames Road , E7, corner with Pevensey Road at 6.30 p.m. There will be a short ceremony with flowers laid.
The V1 rocket was a direct hit on a trolley bus. We only know the names of four of the victims; they are:
Abraham Ince, aged 76
Gladys Blackman, aged 39
Wendy Blackman, aged 4
Edith Tilley, aged 41
We will remember those victims of Fascism,as well as those, who against all odds, held out against fascism and stood for democracy.
I hope you can spare half an hour and attend this important local event.
Carel Buxton, Secretary Forest Gate North Labour
(check out report of atrocity at the Forest Gate History site “E7 Now & Then”. Photo is of V1 rocket landing somewhere in London during World War 2)