Berkshire War Memorials

READING - Central - WW2 Bombing

On the 10th of February 1943 a lone German bomber dropped a stick of bombs on central Reading. 41 people were killed and over 100 injured. In 2013 a plaque was mounted on the wall of the Blandy and Blandy offices, next to St Laurence Church, designed by local sculptor Andrew Hood.

The bomb which fell around this spot demolished both the Blandy & Blandy offices and the west window of the church. The stones from the window were salvaged and a reconstruction of the top half of the window can be seen in the churchyard adjacent to the path to the Forbury Gardens.

The Bombing Memorial (WM5986)

The Memorial on the side of Blandy & Blandy offices

The reconstruction of the west window in St Laurence's churchyard

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