WWII Sunfields Place Blackheath bombing memorial service reunites old friends

First published in Greenwich news News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A MEMORIAL service for 19 victims of a Second World War rocket attack in Blackheath saw old friends reunited.

A midnight V-2 blast flattened most of Sunfields Place on November 30 1944 and decimated the community.

Resident Toni Hale organised a service to mark the 68th anniversary where a tree was planted and hung with 19 purple ribbons in memory of each of the victims.

After reading a recent feature in News Shopper about the tragic day, many old friends came together on November 30 to remember those who died.

Ms Hale said: “It was a beautiful service and we had a good turn-out of people. “Some of those who were there at the time and now who have rekindled past friendships. Great news all round.

“The Minister Solomon Joseph from Sunfields Methodist Church did a lovely service and all victims of that night were mentioned.”

There will now be an annual event held each November 30 at Sunfields Place to remember those who lost their lives to war.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree