The First Attacks: 2
This photograph shows air raid wardens salvaging furniture from the house in Norton Street devastated in the raid of 28 August 1940. Further small raids followed, and sadly, on 1 September 1940 at Wragby, a delayed action bomb dropped on the previous night exploded, killing 7, mainly ARP workers, and injuring a policeman.
A fortnight later, in the early evening of 16 September 1940, 10 high explosive and 40 incendiary bombs fell over the area from Clarence Park through Thornes Wharf to Barnsley Road, but most landed in open ground. One house, near Busy Corner on Barnsley Road, was demolished; one fireman was injured, but otherwise only a parrot in the house was killed!