In one of the worst nights of bombing Wanstead faced during the Blitz, on this night in 1940, German planes dropped high explosives on
- Number 73 and 89 New Wanstead, causing fire and the collapse of the side of a house
- Spratt Hall Road, damaging water and gas mains and causing a fire
- Wanstead High Street, injuring four people and breaking electric cables, and
- Fitzgerald Road.