Marking the 1916 Zeppelin bombing

Marking the 1916 Zeppelin bombing

On 31st January 1916 a Zeppelin flew over the East Midlands passing over Ilkeston and the Stanton Iron Works and dropping bombs on the way, including at Bennerley Viaduct. Our plaque, placed by the Society on the north wall of the former St Bartholemew’s Church in Hallam Fields, records the event and the names of the only two local men who lost their lives that night, Walter Wilson of Station Road Ilkeston and James Hall of Stapleford.

The plaque was unveiled by Fred Wilson, the great nephew of Walter Wilson.

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