V2 Attack MacKenzie Road 1944

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Reference WMO/253877


Paradise Park

MacKenzie Road


N7 8NF


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
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Lettering: Painted
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: On Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1944. At 21:26 hrs, a V2 rocket hit Mackenzie Road, including The Prince of Wales Public House, with the loss of 73 lives. At about 9.30pm the rocket fell leaving a crater 30 feet wide and 12 feet deep. In the Prince of Wales at the corner of Mackenzie Road locals were having a seasonal drink.The explosion caused the bar floor to collapse, dropping customers into the cellar, with debris from the falling building dropping on top. Over 340 people were casualties 86 suffering from severe injuries and widespread devastation.
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