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Irene Elizabeth POTT

Irene Elizabeth POTT

Female 1915 - 1941  (26 years)

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  • Name Irene Elizabeth POTT 
    Born 10 Mar 1915  West Ham District, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1939  1a Hampden Square, East Barnet, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1939 
    Burroughs Operator 
    • A.F.S A-section 35? on active service
    Living Mar 1941  1a Hampden Square, Osidge Lane, Barnet, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Mar 1941  Green Lanes, Enfield, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Civilian War Dead 
    • Name: ENEVER, IRENE ELIZABETH Initials: I E Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Civilian Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead Force: --> Age: 26 Date of Death: 15/03/1941 Additional information: of 1A Hampden Square, Osidge Lane. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Potts, of 3 Bank Cottage, High Street, Puckeridge, Hertfordshire; wife of William Ernest Enever. Died at Green Lanes. Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead Reporting Authority: SOUTHGATE, MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

      Princes Dance Hall Bomb

      On the evening of 15th March 1941 a bomb exploded in Tottenhall Road and a second bomb fell on the Princes Dance Hall in Green Lanes. There were 127 people in the Hall. Casualties were laid out in rows on the pavement. There were several casualties but only two people were killed. Many more people (41) were killed when a passing bus was caught in the blast. The ARP report for the incident read as follows:
      Date: 15.3.41                          Message Time: 21.05                         Incident Time: 20.45

      Particulars:     Damage by High Explosives South Side of junction Green Lanes and Princes                  Avenue. Shops demolished and extensive damage by blast.

      Remarks:        LPTB overhead cables damaged. Considerable casualties.

       
      Date: 15.3.41                          Message Time: 23.11,03.10               Incident Time: 20.50

      Particulars:     Damage. High Explosives. Tottenhall Road, one house demolished and several               damaged.

      Remarks:        3 Casualties, 1 trapped, 1 killed, 3 seriously wounded.

       
      Date: 16.3.41                          Message Time: 03.07                         Incident Time: 20.50

      Particulars:     Re: 22.54, Bombs fell as follows: In Green Lanes between Tottenhall Road          and Princes Avenue, Green Lanes, Junction Green Lanes/ Sidney Avenue and            62/68 Green Lanes. Several shops demolished and several destroyed.

      Remarks:        A motorbus was destroyed. Casualties: Killed 43; Seriously Wounded 40;                          Slightly Wounded 26. Final figures from situation report M40 20.3.41                                 (G.Eng).

      Date: 16.3.41                          Message Time: 17.28 SR                   Incident Time: –

      Particulars:     Re: Incident 15.3.41.

                              14  shops properties demolished.

                              14  shops properties to be demolished.

                              35  shops properties damaged.

                              150 shops properties affected by blast.

                              Gas main also damaged, repaired 17.07.

                              SR 1.4.41

                              Trolley Bus service Green Lane restored.

                              Green Lanes fully open to traffic.
    Buried Southgate, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19698  2. East End Ennevers
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2019 

    Father Herbert Richard POTT,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Annie Elizabeth KNIGHT,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1906  West Ham District, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6046  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) William Ernest ENEVER,   Born:  28 Jan 1917, Leyton, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  15 Mar 1941, Green Lanes, Enfield, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 1939  West Ham District, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6045  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1915 - West Ham District, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1939 - 1a Hampden Square, East Barnet, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1939 - West Ham District, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - Mar 1941 - 1a Hampden Square, Osidge Lane, Barnet, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Civilian War Dead - 15 Mar 1941 - Green Lanes, Enfield, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Southgate, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
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