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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

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19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

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First Bomb of World War 1



First Bomb of World War 1

The first zeppelin bomb dropped on London landed here.

Location: 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London

Description: The first bomb of World War I (1914-1918) to fall (and indeed the first aerial bomb) dropped from a Zeppelin on London and landed here in the garden of The Nevill Arms Public House on 30th May 1915.


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First Bomb of World War 1

The first zeppelin bomb dropped on London landed here.


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Hello Shady Lady. Sorry to correct you on this one but the first bomb dropped was on No.16 Alkham Road, then it bombed Dynevor Road, then Neville Road and Chesholm Road were hit. Its final strafing hit Cowper Road, Allen Road and Shakespeare Walk. The Zeppelin LZ38 then moved across to bomb the Hoxton and Shoreditch areas. Source: National Archives Police and Fire Brigade Reports-Zeppelin Raid London 31s May/1st June 1915 (Tony Rich)
Posted by Tony Rich on 2009-07-31
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