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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Pevensey Avenue, New Southgate, after air raid
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
Pevensey Avenue, New Southgate, after air raid

This is a painting of the aftermath of the air raid on Pevensey Avenue, New Southgate, on the night of 10th April 1941. It was painted by A.H.Brown, a volunteer ambulanceman, who attended the scene. Photograph by Trevor Springett.
Picture added on 15 August 2011 at 23:09
Comments:
My Mother's family lived in this avenue. No 33. The explosion blew the back door and the Dining Room to the top of the garden.
Added by Sue Wilkson on 26 September 2011
Having recently visited Thiepval in France, I looked up details of my great grandmother who was on the Civilian War Dead list. Apparently she lived at 12 Pevensey Avenue and died on 19 April 1941 aged 50 - presumably from her injuries? Sad but interesting to see this painting of the road where she used to live. Until a couple of weeks ago, I did not even know where she lived, only that she was killed during WW2. Do you have any further information on exactly what happened please? Many thanks.
Added by Lesley Beech on 18 July 2012
Lesley and Sue, If you follow this link you will see that the bomb fell in the back gardens of Pevensey Avenue and Ollerton Road.

bombsight.org/#17/51.61367/-0.12972

If you click on the red bomb it will give you the bomb specification and approximate date.

The Friern-Barnet site will will not allow h t t p etc. so you must add it to the link
Added by Peter Geary on 24 May 2014
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