In 2004 the Society worked with members of the Battlefields Trust to create the black granite memorial in Staveley Road. This commemorates those who died when the first V2 rocket weapon to hit the UK landed there in 1944. A full account of the 2004 event is on the Society’s website. An information panel beside the memorial records details of the people who died there.
The Society marks the anniversary by laying a wreath of flowers at the exact time when the rocket exploded. You are welcome to join this year’s small ceremony at the memorial at 6.44pm on Wednesday 8 September.