Tuesday, 14 September 2010

70 years ago today

Just a couple of months into the Blitz, on 14th September 1940 at 3.30 pm, a lone German plane dropped a bomb in Kemptown which killed 4 adults and 2 children in the Odeon cinema and 49 people in the surrounding area. This turned out to be the worst single attack throughout the war which finally cost the lives of 198 residents. 

The cinema was rebuilt but, after periods of use as a bingo hall and then a social centre, was finally demolished in 1986 and replaced with the present block of flats.

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