Aberfeldy Estate, Abbott Road, London E14
With a development programme lasting 10 years, the old Aberfeldy Estate is being transformed in 6 phases. The project will introduce 1,176 new homes in a mix of tenures, a new neighbourhood shopping parade with a health centre and community centre.
At a quarter to midnight on 7th September 1940, the first night of the Blitz, a series of explosive bombs hit Aberfeldy falling between Ettrick Street and Aberfeldy Street. Seventy six buildings were damaged. One van, one car, a staff car all destroyed. 24 inch gas main, 4 inch service pipe damaged. Fourteen minutes later, on the stroke of midnight an additional strike of explosive bombs and incendiary bombs fell on Benledi Street just to the east damaging a further 57 buildings.
Picture credits :Levitt Bernstein Architects