Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:12 PM
Hi, I have been looking at Zeppelin raids for Leyton and found this description for 1915:
'The LZ38 reached the Thames at 10am, in fine weather, with a light north to north west wind, the airship was sighted over Margate. It then proceeded to the Essex shore of the estuary and followed a curving inland course from Shoeburyness, over Billericay and Brentwood, arriving over London - the first attack being Stoke Newington about 11.20pm. It then proceeded in a loop over Hoxton, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, Stepney, West Ham and Leytonstone dropping about one ton of bombs before passing over the Crouch at 12.30pm on the return journey. Throughout the raid the airship was unseen and almost unheard, due to its height, adding to the fear and uncertainty on the ground'
Guess it could be the same raid.