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When Bombs Fell on Wombourne

When Bombs Fell on Wombourne

Did you know Wombourne was hit by a bomb in WWII ?

As police deal with a suspected unexploded WWI bomb by the canal side at Bratch Locks. Roads in the area are closed.

Bomb caused extensive damage

Falling in the garden of Walk House in Walk Lane in 1941, the bomb is believed to have been dropped from a German bomber returning home from a raid. It may have needed to offload weight in order to return home.

Damage can still be seen

Some of the houses in Walk Lane still show the effects of the bomb.

The picture below shows Walk House after the bomb had dropped, looking up from the brook towards Walk Lane and Planks Lane.

 

Wombourne Best Kept Village 60th Anniversary Year.

Wombourne Best Kept Village 60th Anniversary Year.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Community Council of Staffordshire’s Best Kept Village Competition. To celebrate, over 60 local villages are taking part in this years competition. Over those 60 years, the aim of the event has not changed. The competition has always been focused on residents having great pride in their local… Continue Reading