Pop in your Diary the 17 August 1944 as a significant date for Goffs Oak. A V1 flying bomb ‘Doodlebug’ landed in Goffs Oak killing five people in Goffs Lane. It was the biggest loss of civilian lives in a single incident to occur in Goffs Oak during World War Two.
This year is the seventy fifth anniversary of this event and 17 August falls on a Saturday, and it would be appropriate to mark the occasion.
One of our Locals have put themselves forward to lead a short walk and will talk about the incident, point out some of the more interesting buildings on Goffs Lane (between the War Memorial and Burton Lane), both surviving and demolished, and the people who lived in them.
If anyone has any information re this event, please contact us.