Cathnor Road - Shepherds Bush
my Mum's sister Aunt Tory and Uncle Bill ASHLEY
lived at number 55 and an
important date to me was 20/21 Feb 1944 - the night Westville school was destroyed
at Aunt's that night in the basement when there was a German air raid to destroy St
Paul's school at which D-Day was being planned. All the windows were
blown in and we were told to leave. All of us left to go our flat at Emlyn
Gardens. Some 20 minutes away.
We had to walk back past the school which was blazing.
You can walk the route on the map - north up Cathnor - Goodwin - Batson - Haydn Park - across Askew Rd and then along Cobbold Road.
Half way down we went into the shelters in Wendell Park and then the
All Clear again so we continued to our
flat at Emlyn
Gardens and were told not to go in front room as an unexploded bomb in the middle courtyard.
What a night. surprising what you can recall from age 6 - must have been trauma.