Friday, 12 May 2017

Bomb Damage in North Derbyshire 1939 - 1944

I came across this report in The Derbyshire Times dated Friday 29th September 1944 that details the bomb damage that North Derbyshire suffered between 1939 - 1944. I was amazed to discover that although the area did not receive a major attack, there was only one fatality and that occurred at Pinxton on August 12th 1940 when one bomb hit a council house causing one fatality.



Unfortunately I have not been able to find any other details relating to the incident. The church at Pinxton (St Helens) has 4 CWGC graves but all were service personnel when they died, There were no deaths in 1940.
Of course at the time strict censorship was imposed and the local newspapers would not have been able to report the incident  

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