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Grantham's Stuart Street was devastated by German bombers

Pictured is the grim task of clearing up after a German bomb fell on Grantham’s Stuart Street on October 24, 1942, killing 10 people when it dropped on an air raid shelter at the bottom of the street.

A total of 32 people died in the raid that night, with another bomb hitting Bridge Street, whilst a third landed in Dudley Road but mercifully did not explode.

Forty-one people were injured, 20 homes were destroyed and a further 586 suffered damage from the air raid.

It was thought the bombs were intended for Bomber Command at St Vincent’s, but the Nazis missed their intended target.


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