A Fieseler F1 103 or flying bomb, commonly known a ‘Doodlebug’ to the British, fell out of the sky and landed in a field close to a sewage farm at Woolmer Green at 9:00am on Thursday 29th March 1945. There were no casualties. Though nobody realised at the time, this would be the ignominious end of Hitler’s much vaunted weapon assault on Britain.
Looking this up on line brought back memories of this time, my brother Ray and myself (Geoff) were looking out of the window, was at 9 Bridge Terrace now 13 Bridge Road, waiting for mum to get home with some shopping when I heard the engine and saw the exhaust light of this V-1, they both went out and I dived under the table but Ray stayed at the window. There was a very large explosion and the windows shook, Ray did not move, mum was only on the other side of the road and ran in to find us both OK.