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Re: Latest on the Council Yard- Glen St bombing in 1941
I dont know the full story of that night Margaret but I've always heard how the Council Yard was bombed with quite a few deaths. The closest point to this today is The Glen Carpark built on the Council Yard. This is what I found on Brian Pears's 'North East War Diaries'. The diary may not be 100% accurate as my post from Mike Lynch's record mentions childrens deaths in a Glen St cottage.
At 9-25pm on the 21st October 1941, 2 high explosive German bombs hit the yard and a Rescue and Demolition squad were buried in their depot in the Council yard on Glen Street killing twelve of the squad, three others died in Charles Street, a First Aid Post at Newtown School was damaged. Twenty houses were demolished and forty damaged. Twelve were seriously injured and twenty-four slightly injured.
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