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54 Park Street

History of 54 Park Street

1861 vacant


Albert Edward Wiltshire

1939 not listed


Marinna moved here with her mother as evacuees in 1943. She remembered going to the air raid shelters on Jesus Green as well as several houses in the area being hit by bombs. Her family returned to London just before VE Day.

The house backed on to Jordans Yard. One night she was sheltering with her mother and sister under the stairs when there was an explosion. Soon after her family had to leave the house and she has a vivid memory of a man sitting on a chair by their door covered in blood.

Others in the street in 1943 have been identified from the same source.


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