To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the V1 campaign against Britain in the Second World War the Streatham Society is publishing the third edition of their publication "Streatham's 41". This tells the story of the 41 V1 bombs that fell on the town between June and August 1944.
The V1 was a new and terrifying weapon reigniting frightening memories of Streatham's experiences during the Blitz and once again bringing death, devastation and destruction to the area.
Streatham's 41 is based on Kenneth Bryant's booklet published shortly after the end of the war which tells the terrifying tale of each of these bomb incidents. The text is superbly illustrated by detailed maps of each bombing and the publication contains extensive background information provided by John Cresswell, Bob Jenner and Colin Crocker.
John, who was Secretary of the Streatham Society for many years, died on 20th February 2019 and this third edition of Streatham's 41 is dedicated to his memory.
The publication will be launched at the Streatham Society's Annual General Meeting to be held at Woodlawns, 16 Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, at 8 pm on Monday 17th June when John Brown will give a brief presentation about the publication.
The book costs £10 and is available from the Streatham Society bookstall or £12.00 including post, from The Streatham Society, 125 Thornlaw Road, West Norwood, London SE27 OSQ.
The Streatham Society
Image above: Photo of bomb damage in Pathfield Road, Streatham, after V1 hit.