"At about 1430 (16 December 1941) the whole of Leighton Hill was subjected to a very heavy bombardment by high velocity guns which succeeded in setting light to one block which burnt itself out completely, and every other house was hit, Bn HQ miraculously escaping with one casualty RSM Robert Challis. One civilian, a Mr Beddow was blown to bits."
The photograph below shows Leighton Hill probably around 1919 before the building of the government blocks which were completed around 1921.
The photo below courtesy of Victor Li shows Happy Valley, Morrison Hill and Leighton Hill after the government apartment blocks had been built probably around 1922.
|A view of Happy Valley, Morrison Hill and Leighton Hill (courtesy Victor Li)|
Victor Li for sharing a photograph of Happy Valley showing first-generation buildings on Leighton Hill
Geoff Moore for finding an extract referring to Herbert Beddow in Gwen Stokes "Queen's College 1862-1962.