Old Maps of Dartford

Historic Maps of Dartford and the local area.

Early in the morning of September 5th 1940 a bomb struck West Hill Hospital. It killed 2 nurses and a score of new and expecting mothers. My own mother survived with a fractured skull. All of the newborn, myself among them, survived. I often wonder what happened to all those children who lost their mums, and what became (...Read full memory)

During the war I lived in the village of Lanes End (Darenth) just outside Dartford. I can't remember what year it was when we had a stick of bombs dropped across the village. One hit the Council stores, another at the top of Watchgate Rise, the last less than a hundred yards from our house. Mother had just picked up (...Read full memory)