Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 20 April 1941.
Date Time Location Damage
20/04/1941 03.15 Canvey Roof and doors of “Redferne Lodge” damaged by
Island shrapnel. No casualties.
20/04/1941 03.15 Canvey 2 – H.Es exploded in fields between Winter
Island Gardens and Waterside Farm. No damage or casualties.
20/04/1941 03.15 Wickford 6 – H.Es exploded in line from East end of Brown’s
Ave, to Senfield Drive. 1 fatal casualty (Frederick Brickdell 33 years.) 4 serious and 3 slight casualties. Several persons suffering from shock, 6 houses wrecked and a number badly damaged. Brown’s Avenue blocked. Fire broke out but was extinguished. Electric and telephone wires down. A number of persons rendered homeless.
20/04/1941 04.10 Shenfield 2 – H.Es exploded in Hall Lane 1/4 mile North East
of Searchlight Station. No damage or casualties.
20/04/1941 04.10 South Weald 1 – Para mine exploded in field adjoining the
Poplars Farm, Brook Street. Extensive damage to property. Several persons rendered homeless. 2 lambs killed. Parachute at Brentwood Police Station.
20/04/1941 04.10 Brentwood 4 – H.Es, 1 exploded and 3 unexploded. The
unexploded near L.N.E.R. between Kavanaghs and Mascalls Bridges, 1 16 yards South of track, 1 150 yards South and 1 25 yards North of track about 250 yards East of Mascalls Bridge. The exploded H.E. 400 yards West of Kavanaghs Bridge and 200 yards South of track. (disposed of B.D.S. 29.4.41). No damage or casualties.
20/04/1941 Little Warley 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell in ploughed field 25
yards West of L.M.S.R. and 50 yards North of Orchard Cottage, Hall Lane. No damage or casualties. (disposed of B.D.S. 9.5.41).
20/04/1941 Wickford 1 – A.A. unexploded Shell 50 yards from Railway
Arch at Fanton Hall. No damage or casualties. (dealt with by B.D.S. 8.5.41).