Wakefield's worst air raid took place on the 14th March 1941 at 10.50pm. Two large bombs fell on Thornes Road, one at the rear of No. 76 and one between Nos. 48 and 50. Six people died and four more were severely injured. All the houses between Nos. 38 and 104 and between Nos. 151 and 232 Thornes Road were damaged or destroyed.
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