King Harold's Way, Bostall, 1938



King Harold's Way, Bostall, showing the bungalows built by the builder Absolom on what were originally cabbage fields.

The estate was originally known as St Hilary Estate.

This new community was sternly tested during the war years from 1939 - 1945 when the district suffered heavy damage on numerous occasions from German bombing.

The most destructive incident of the blitz occurred on the night of 16/17 April 1941 when a single parachute mine in King Harold's Way damaged 1,072 properties.

Copyright Topham Picture Source.

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