The day a V2 rocket came down right next to the Boleyn
Aerial view from the west of the damage resulting from a V2 rocket missile which exploded in the area of Boleyn and Priory Roads, Upton Park, East Ham, London E6, England at 10.30 am on 28 January 1945. Sixteen people were killed, twenty-seven seriously injured and sixty-nine slightly wounded. 5 houses were completely demolished, 16 partly demolished and a further 59 were seriously damaged. Some damaged houses on Priory and Seymour Roads have been re-roofed (foreground and lower right), and utility housing has been erected in Cleves Road on ground cleared after an earlier bombing. A corner of West Ham Football Club’s Boleyn Ground can be seen at extreme lower right.
Here – the old ‘West Stand’
This damage forced the team to play 14 consecutive games away from the Boleyn while repairs were carried out, but it did not seem to affect performances as they managed nine consecutive victories.