The first flying bomb on London fell here 13 June 1944

A surface mounted enamelled steel plaque was installed on the north west pier of this railway bridge by the Greater London Council in 1985. The plaque had been proposed by Joseph V. Waters, a life long East Ender, one of whose brothers had been injured by the first V1 flying bomb to fall on London, and was unveiled on the 41st anniversary of the event, 13th June 1985. The plaque was stolen in 1987 and replaced by English Heritage with a standard ceramic roundel the following year. A photograph of the lost original is on p195 of "The Blue Plaques of London" by L.M. Palis pub. 1989 by Equation. ISBN 1-85336-086-4

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Railway Bridge, Grove Road, Bow, Tower Hamlets, E3, London
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