Shenley Avenue Ruislip Bomb Damage
Houses destroyed in Shenley Avenue Ruislip
Our house was badly damaged by the parachute mine and was patched up by the War Damage Commission, for years after the war we had ceilings made of a sort of thin fibre board and a front door rescued from another house.
The bomb exploded at the back of the house probably when it hit the hedge that formed the boudary between the garden and he RAF Rugby Sports Field (now were Wealdstone FC play). Because the bomb did not impact the ground to explode there was no real crater formed.
Some of the window glass distorted the view like being in a hall of mirrors in a funfair!
The roof was held up with bits of timber just wedged in. It was "make do and mend" in those days.
Some houses in Shenley Avenue that were destroyed and rebuilt later can be identified by the lack of air vents (metal grilles) at ground level (usually two on the front elevation) that most Shenley Avenue houses/bungalows have. This is because they were rebuilt using concrete floors.
Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!
Main Ruislip site
Up to date information about Ruislip and the area. Plus sections with suggested walks and even why houses are so expensive. Not forgetting the spies and USAF South Ruislip, so some history too.
Ruislip In Pictures
Ruislip's premier attraction and so important it gets a web site all to itself.
Everything from the history from years back to struggling to park today. It is all here.
Some classic pictures from years gone by.
We also run the community web site for Ickenham. Loads of old pictures and some more up to date one plus details of all that Ickenham has to offer.
Details of all the pubs and more is just one click away.