United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Balham Underground Railway Station Air Raid (1)

Our Ref: 52421

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Address

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
Covent Garden
GREATER LONDON
England
WC2E 7BB
 
Type:Board/Plaque/Tablet
OS Map Ref:TQ 303 807

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
Balham Underground Railway Station
Balham High St
Balham
GREATER LONDON
England
SW12 9SG
October 2010Replaced by IWM- WMA 60963

Inscription

In memory of/ the 64 people killed/ at this station by/ a wartime bomb/ 14th October 1940/

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLAQUEMETAL450mm450mm Good

Physical Description

Plain circular metal plaque with white lettering.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarSecond World War Civilians
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2010: A new plaque (Our ref. 60963) to commemorate all those who died replaced this plaque and was unveiled on 14th October 2010. The former plaque will then be donated to the London Transport Museum.

Nov. 2008. It is planned to alter the number who died from 64 to 67, thus including three London Transport employees who were killed.

Ceremonies

Date:October 2000
RolePerformed By
Unknown 

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

Not known

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

'Wandsworth Guardian' 10 Sep. 2009 p.13; 15 Oct. 2009

Comments: 
Photographs:0
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:3
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Wandsworth Borough News  19 Nov. 2008 pp.14-15 
London Transport At WarGraves, Charles1978pp.50,53. 
Underground News  No.588 pp.718-9