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V2 memorial stone unveiled

Last Modified January 31, 2024

A memorial stone has been unveiled in Potters Bar in memory of residents who lost their lives in a WW2 rocket attack.

On 20 January 1945, a V2 rocket (German ballistic missile) hit Potters Bar, killing 21 people and injuring 27. The memorial stone commemorates this sad loss of life and those injured or affected by the attack.

The Mayor of Hertsmere formally unveiled the stone today (31 January) at the Prisoner of War Garden in Mutton Lane Cemetery, Potters Bar. Also in attendance was Mr Michael Moody who initiated the project after losing his own mother in the attack, representatives from the Stonemasons, representatives from St. Mary's Church, Hertfordshire County Councillors who contributed to the funding through their Locality Fund and our councillors and staff.

Councillor Parveen Rani, Portfolio Holder for Street Scene, Parks, Leisure and Culture, said: “The memorial is a touching tribute to those who lost their lives in this tragic local attack.

 “I am grateful to all involved in creating this space to allow loved ones to honour those they have lost and for the event to be memorialised for future generations.”

Posted on Wednesday 31st January 2024

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