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« on: 20:26:56, 07/07/17 »
War Memorial
On Wednesday 21st August 1940, a lone Dornier 17 bomber from the German Air Force or Luftwaffe dropped its bombs along Cavendish Road killing 6 civilians-3 from Saffron Hill Road and 3 from Cavendish Road. Their ages range from 76 to just 2 years.
There are still people alive who remember the bombing. Their stories are told on the website: airraidshelterstories (
77 years later, the Aylestone Park Residents’ Group are organising a Weekend of Remembrance to commemorate the dead.
We have permission to install a War Memorial on the wall outside of the Church of the Nativity on Cavendish Road above the entrance door. It is proposed to be an A4 size stainless steel memorial because it would last longer.
An Exhibition will be held from 11am to 1pm in the Church Hall of the Church of the Nativity on Saturday 19th August. There will be old German maps and photographs showing the effects of the bombing along with pictures showing the scene today.
The Memorial will be on display.
Admission will be free.
A Service of Dedication will be held from 10.30am on Sunday 20th August at the Church of the Nativity. The Memorial will be “Blessed” and the dead will be remembered.
All Welcome
For Further information, please telephone/text Christopher Garner on 07514416698.


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« Reply #1 on: 00:57:57, 08/09/17 »
Yes, I remember the series "The Secret War", and its footage of the giant Panjamdrum, and the first time I had ever heard the word "COLOSSUS" in relation to intelligence.


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