West Hill, Hastings

Bembrook Road, West Hill Hastings

The first ‘tip and run’ raid on Hastings during WW2 occurred on 26th July 1940 a little after 7am.

A single fighter bomber dropped 11 high explosive bombs on the Cricket Ground, Gladstone Terrace, Whitefriars Road, Priory Road, Bembrook Road and the West Hill, Hastings. Alice Rummery, of 17 Lennox Street, Halton was badly injured. She died of her wounds six months later on 26th January 1941 at the Royal East Sussex Hospital. One other person was killed and nine others were injured, two seriously.

The image above shows the area that the bombs struck, but the exact site is not known.

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