During my visit to Tower Hamlets Cemetery in London I was hoping to get images of the Civilian War Dead memorial in the cemetery that I had read about previously. And while it was not my only goal I wandered around until I came to the memorial I was looking for. I never realised until now that the memorial is tagged to Popar; made famous by the TV series “Call the Midwife”. In the book and TV series they often mention the bomb sites and damaged buildings.
The cemetery was bombed during the war, and a number of memorials and buildings were damaged by bombs, it is also probable that a number of graves were damaged too, and of course the dead are buried in this cemetery. The Docklands area is not too far away and that was a prime target for the bombers overhead, sadly, the civilians were caught in the middle.
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