I am not absolutely certain but I think Havelock Street was subject to an aeroplane crash in the early part of the 20th century. The plane had made a successful emergency landing on a cleared piece of land roughly behind where the New Greyhound pub is now. The next day the pilot tried to take off but crashed in the street just a few yards away. Many years later, a second air crash occurred in Felling. This was during WW2 when an RAF plane hit a balloon wire and came down just behind the high street hitting a derelict cinema. The pilot was killed. I am more certain that the street met its end during the 1970s
i am sure you are correct george,one of these planes ended up in osseltons scrapyard which was where international paints car park is now,i remember going there with my dad, early fifties,and buying what he said was a bomb sight,it was aluminium, tube and about the size of a tea chest,i think he made a table with it.
Yes Alan, I remember the wings of the 'plane in the scrapyard next to where the brickyard was. They were from the crash of the WW2 RAF plane which hit the balloon wire. I don't know what happened to the earlier crashed 'plane in or near Havelock Street. I think this was about 1916 er... before even my time.
Norman. Have you any photos of Station Road demolition, down from the Bentick to Tennant Street? I can remember before demolition and then there's a gap in my memory until the shopping centre and library were well established.