Wansteadium Blitz project, 3 Dec 1940; Nelson Road, Wellington Road

After 10 days in which Wanstead suffered no direct hits from German planes, on this night in 1940, high explosives were dropped on

  • Nelson Road, setting a gas main alight, at 2130
  • Woodford Road and Eagle Lane, damaging the road, at 2142
  • Elmcroft Avenue at 2155,  and
  • 72 Wellington Road, badly damaging the house, at 2215