Posted on Jan 7, 2020

Simon Watson , Realtor, Walnut Creek

Save London's 'stretcher fences' used during the Blitz

Jan 7, 2020 – Jun 10, 2020
A campaign has been launched to protect metal fences in south London made from WW2 stretchers once used to carry thousands of wounded civilians in the Blitz.

The so-called ‘stretcher fences’ can be found on estates in Peckham, Brixton, Deptford, Oval and East London.

Local historians claim hundreds of thousands of Londoners walk past the fences every day completely oblivious to their “fascinating history”, and now they are at risk of being ripped down and replaced.

Campaigners are hoping to promote awareness of the fences so they can raise money to conserve them and install plaques.
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