Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 9 December 1940.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 9 December 1940.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

09/12/1940    00.05  Childerditch  1 – H.E exploded in Brickfields Road 30 yards

                                                            North of Arterial Road.  No damage or casualties.

09/12/1940    00.15  Langdon        2 – H.Es, 1 exploded and 1 unexploded near West

Hills                Ham Sanatorium Dry Street.  Unexploded in Orchard 200 yards East of buildings.  No damage or casualties.  B.D.S. 22.3.41.

09/12/1940    01.00  Foulness       2 – H.Es exploded in narrow gut creek, Rushley

Island             Island 3/4 mile East of The Island Farm House.  No damage or casualties.

09/12/1940    01.10  Doddinghurst            I.Bs (a number) fell in the vicinity of

Woodlands Blackmore near Hendersons Garage.  No damage or casualties.

09/12/1940    01.35  Hadleigh        1 – H.E exploded in centre of Park Chase London

Road, 6 slight casualties.  Extensive damage to property.  Gas main damaged (S.L.T. 21.12.40)

09/12/1940    01.35  Crays Hill       I.Bs (a number) approx. 100 fell on open ground at

                                                            Crays Hill Farm.  No damage or casualties.

09/12/1940    01.45  Doddinghurst            2 – H.Es exploded, 1 in field near Wantz

Cottages and 1 H.E. and 1 Oil I.B. in vicinity of “Red House” Poultry Farm, slight damage to 2 Poultry houses.  No casualties.

09/12/1940    02.00  Ramsden       3 – H.Es unexploded, 1 at DeBeauvoir’s Farm

Bell House    (exploded at 08.00) 1 South of Railway lines (exploded  at 09.55) causing damage to Railway Embankment.  Up track closed.  And 1 at DeBeauvoir’s Farm 400 yards East of Farm.  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.  (Railway line open 10.12.40).

09/12/1940    02.00  Crays Hill       2 – H.Es, 1 exploded 250 yards West of St Marys

Church and unexploded 10 yards from crater (exploded 11.12.40)  Slight damage to property.  No casualties.

09/12/1940    04.10  Hadleigh        1 – H.E. exploded in road outside School House. 

The Avenue.  Damage to four houses, gas main damaged.  Telephone wires down.  The Avenue blocked (S.L.T. 21st).

09/12/1940    04.10  Crays Hill       1 – H.E exploded in a field 10 yards from A.129

and 300 yards Billericay side of Whiteridge.  No damage or casualties.

09/12/1940    04.30  Vange            2 – H.Es exploded in fields 40 yards South of High

Street and 100 yards West of Vange Church.  Extensive damage to property.  Telephone wires down.  No casualties.

09/12/1940    04.30  Little                1 – H.E. exploded in a field between Sudburys

                                    Burstead        Farm and Blind Lane.  No damage or casualties.

09/12/1940    06.30  Canvey          7 – H.Es, 4 unexploded in river in front of West

Island             Point, Thorney Bay (3 exploded at 16.50 hrs, 1 remaining) and 3 exploded near Southend Water Works emergency Pumping Station Haven Road.  Pumping Station badly damaged.  Water supply not affected.  No casualties.

09/12/1940    08.38  Foulness       3 – H.Es exploded and 15 I.Bs burnt out on Wick

                                    Island             Farm.  No damage or casualties.

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