Only a few incidents of bombing this week

Clearing up after a relatively random bombing raid hit Ardwick Street, Bolton on the 12th October 1941.



There was no bombing during daylight. On one night of the week no bombs were dropped, and on four nights bombing was limited to a few incidents, mainly in the North-East of England and East Anglia. On the two other nights (the 11th/12th and 12th/13th) there was some increase in the number of bombing incidents, but no concentrated attack was made.


Apart from slight interference with railway and utility services, damage has been confined to private property. The most serious incidents occurred on the night of the 12th/13th, when several houses were demolished in Manchester, Clayton, Denton and Oldham.

Casualties for the week ending 0600 the 15th October are estimated at 61 killed and 69 seriously injured. Twenty-three of the fatal casualties occurred at Oldham on the night of the 12th/13th.

From the Home Security Situation Report for the week see TNA CAB 66/19/15

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Alan Noden May 13, 2016 at 11:18 pm

12th October 1941 Oldham bombed

Sirens sounded at 11-06pm
The raid lasted 112 minutes

Bombs (H.E.) landed at :-

Foxdenton Lane
Behind the Elk mill – Broadway
Hollinwood cemetry
Oak Road, Hollins
Lilac Lane, Hollins
In the lodge of the Twist
St. Margaret’s Institute, Incline Road
Green Lane – Garden Suburbs
The boys football ground – Fredrick Street
Manley Road
Mirfield Avenue
Cranberry Street, Glodwick
West Lea school
Napier Street East
Werneth Hall Road
Breeze Hill Road
Werneth Golf Course
In the grounds of the “Coppice” – Windsor Road
Chamber colliery bowling green

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