The Silent Raid


Ian Castle is an expert on Germany’s Zeppelin raids on Britain and a published author on the subject. This talk for FOBP ‘Zeppelin 1917’ will explore in detail the raid of 19th October 1917, the last great Zeppelin raid of the war, and will highlight its significance to South London where a single bomb dropped on Camberwell had a devastating impact on the local community. The talk will be followed by a Q & A.

The Friends of Burgess Park project Zeppelin 1917 uncovers the stories of local heroes and the dramatic raid right over what is now Burgess Park. Talks, walks, drama, family events and an exhibition 7-28 October will explore what WWI meant for local people's lives and how the Great War shapes our current world.

More details about the project and other events. The exhibition is free and is open every Saturday from 7 October.

Venue details:

Stepped access - The Old Library has 12 steps to the entrance.

Toilets - Are available but are located lower ground access via steps.

Light refreshments will be available at the Old Library.


Buses 343 and 136 stop the closest to the Old Library, the bus stop is on Wells Way (coming from the south the bus stop is immediately opposite and coming from the north a short walk). The 42 bus stops close by on Albany Road.


The ticket is £5.00 refundable upon attendance or make a donation to FOBP. The Eventbrite booking fee .90p is not refundable. 

To book your place click here.


October 07, 2017 at 4pm - 5:30pm


The Old Library (Theatre Delicatessen)
39 Wells Way
London SE5 0PX
United Kingdom
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