zaterdag 14 maart 2015

Walking through Bezuidenhout

On the 3th of march 1945 our neighbourhood  Bezuidenhout was accidently bombed by the RAF.

They had intended to the bomb the Haagse Bos, where the Germans installed V-2 launching facilities, but the pilots had the wrong coordinates and in combinasion with bad weather 500 people were killed, a lots of houses destroyed. To remember this tragedy the organization BB45 ( made a walking route. On the 13 informationpanels you find pictures of before and after the bombardement.
Remembering 3 march 1946

When we walk through Bezuidenhout we see the "gaps" the bombing left. One side of our street was build in 1954, on the other side you find the beautifull victorian house build in the late 1800s. I think this walking path is a great idea to tell the history of neighbourhood to the next generation and the people (like us) who live now in this neighbourhood.

This statue, just around the corner from our house, survived the bombing. Every year on the 3 of march  we remember the victims.

So peacefull on a sunday morning in march.

2 opmerkingen:

Chookyblue...... zei

self guided walks with signs giving information are wonderful........easy for people to access.........such a sad event but great it is not forgotten......

Nana's Quilts zei

Very interesting. Save that map - and we could go for a "walk around".