Where did the bombs drop during WWII in Chester

Below is a document sent to the Chief Constable containing the “official list” of the bombs which were dropped on Chester during the WWII, These include a total 3 x Para Mines, 44 x H.E Bombs & 344 Incendiary Bombs, which generated over 232 Alerts , for a total duration of 383 hours 22 minutes (click on image to view larger content), summary below


Date: 29th August 1940

  • Qty Bombs: Nine Incendiary Bombs dropped
  • Location: City Hospital, Station Road & Oulton Place
  • Damage: Small fires, non requiring Fire Service

Date: 25th September 1940

  • Qty Bombs: One H.E dropped
  • Location: Field near Blacon School
  • Damage: None

Date: 25th October 1940

  • Qty Bombs: Nineteen Incendiary Bombs dropped
  • Location: Handbridge Area
  • Damage: Slight damage to roof on one house

Date: 18th November 1940

  • Qty Bombs: Three H.E Bombs Dropped
  • Location: Highfield Road, Blacon
  • Damage: Slight damage to some residential property

Date: 28th November 1940

  • Qty Bombs: 21 x  H.E Bombs, 2 x Para Mines, 168 Incendiary Bomb Dropped
  • Location: Various Places With in Chester
  • Damage: Gas Works, slightly damaged, 3 house demolished, 15 houses seriously damaged, but not beyond repair.


(Above the Gas Works in 1941)

Date: 1st January 1941

  • Qty Bombs: 1 x  H.E Bomb
  • Location: Crane Street, Adjacent Gas Works
  • Damage: Gas Works, slightly damaged

Date: 7th April 1941

  • Qty Bombs: 3  x  H.E Bombs, ( 1 x UXB ), 65 Incendiary Bomb Dropped
  • Location: Queens Park Area
  • Damage: Causality was woman in Seaville Street, injured by a shell, 29 houses seriously damaged, including warden post, 90 houses slightly damaged, electricity supply interrupted

Date: 15th April 1941

  • Qty Bombs: 11  x  H.E Bombs, 83 Incendiary Bomb Dropped
  • Location: Roodee Racecourse
  • Damage: Very slight

Date: 22nd October 1941

  • Qty Bombs: 4  x  H.E Bombs
  • Location: Sewage Works, Sealand Road
  • Damage: 24″ Main, 36″ Main & 2 x Settling Tanks damaged

Date: 25th October 1941

  • Qty Bombs: 1 x Para Mine
  • Location: Shropshire Union Canal, Parkgate Road
  • Damage: 30 houses damaged, Canal Bridge Damaged, & Telephone wires cut.

About the_joe_smoe

I started collecting Chester History in 2004 when my father got diagnosed with the terrible illness Alzheimers, i initially started to do family history to try and capture any memories he could recall (i got back to 1610 my wife side of the family & 1724 my side based on his initial recollections), to preserve them for my families future generations, when doing this i found his mind became very active talking about the past. Observing this i started to show old pictures of Chester, and the result was fantastic, he could recall many past scenarios , events, places etc. From this i started to collect all i could about Chester (no expense spared), with the view to try to keep his mind active, i have many pictures, postcards, books, adverts, etc which i would like to share, giving credit to the original authors where possible.
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