1941 – 1 Regent Street bombing damage

A simple letter, but significant because it was written soon after and in regard to an event that otherwise was not published in detail because of war-time news restrictions.

It tells us the name of the head of the family living at no. 1 Regent Street on 11th October 1941 when a bomb landed nearby. It also shows the address he was living at temporarily after his home was destroyed and names the cause of the damage.

This particular house was on the corner of Regent Street and Victoria Street. This area is now one of the few relatively open areas in this part of town and is a constant reminder of those innocent residents who died as a result of this incident.

Letter about bombing damage - 1 Regent St., Whitstable 1941
Letter about bombing damage - 1 Regent St., Whitstable 1941