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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th February 1940 Tottenham and England footballer Jimmy Greaves was born in East Ham.

20th February 1847 Swashbuckling actor William Terriss was born in London.go to related location

20th February 1673 1st recorded wine auction held (London)

20th February 1547 The Coronation of Edward VI in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Bomb Crater Pond



Bomb Crater Pond

The site of a massive WW2 bomb crater still in tact.

Location: Hackney Marshes, London

Description: This is a little known round pond in the marshes near Hackney and Walthamstow and right by the River Lea. Occasionally cattle drink from it.

It was created by the impact of a rocket launched by Artillery Regiment 3./902 on 11th February 1945.

The device did not achieve it's deadly aims and landed here resulting in a few broken windows in Hackney. The Latham timber yard across the River Lea was covered in thick black mud though!


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Bomb Crater Pond

The site of a massive WW2 bomb crater still in tact.


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