Commemorating Chiswick's V2 Victims

Local history society remember the 65th anniversary of the Staveley Road bomb

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The Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society laid flowers at the Staveley Road V2 memorial to mark the 65th anniversary of the event, when three local people died.

The memorial was on the 8th September 2004 to commemorate those who died when the first V2 landed in the centre of Staveley Road, towards the junction with Burlington Lane.

The memorial is placed close to this spot, where today there is a small electricity sub-station. Three people died and 22 were injured, 11 houses were demolished and 27 more were seriously damaged in the immediate area.

The V2 was launched from Wassenaar, a suburb of The Hague in the Netherlands. On the same evening as the Chiswick ceremony, the local authority and community of Wassenaar also marked the event with their own memorial at the launch site. Jos Borsboom, President of Foundation V2 Platform in The Netherlands, provided expert information about the V2s and attended the commemoration in Chiswick.

September 9, 2009