There should be a plaque for Halifax bomb victims

Volunteers dig out after a German bomb fell on Hanson Lane during WWII
Volunteers dig out after a German bomb fell on Hanson Lane during WWII

IN history we are finding out about World War II. We found out all about the bomb that dropped on Hanson Lane in Halifax, on November 22, 1940, killing 11 people.

In our lesson we visited the site of the bombing and compared photographs of what it looked like after the bombing and what it looks like today.

At the site of the bombing there is a small Memorial Garden, but it doesn’t say what the memorial garden is there to remember.

We think it is a shame that there isn’t a plaque to remember the 11 innocent people who were killed by the bomb, including 16-year-old Eric Pearson who was waiting for a bus when the bomb landed. This was an important event in the history of Halifax.

We think that the Council should put a new plaque at the Memorial Garden on Hanson Lane, to remember the names of the people of Halifax who were killed on Hanson Lane by Hitler’s bombers.

Does anyone else in Halifax agree with us?

Connor Kitson, Leon Warren, Raquel Johnson, AJ Smith and Ryan Scully

(Year 9, Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College)

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Halifax