Petworth Boys' School Bombing: Pictures from the 77th anniversary memorial

Seventy-seven years on from the tragedy of Petworth Boys' School being destroyed by a lone German bomber, the community came together to remember the 32 people who lost their lives.

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 9:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 10:29 am
Petworth comes together to attend the funeral of those who lost their lives. Picture via West Sussex Records Office

The service was attended by survivors, councillors and other members of the public on Sunday (September 29). Here are some of our pictures from the day:

DM1994000a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Local shool children Oliver Durrant and Evelyn Read both aged 10 lay wreaths. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1994004a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1993932a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1993942a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Lord Egremont. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. ByLine: Derek Martin
DM1993921a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Survivors, from left, Tony Penfold, John Wakefield and John Brash. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1993956a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1993939a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Peter Jerrome, Petworth Society chairman. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1993932a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.ByLine: Derek Martin
DM1993961a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Walking to the cemetary. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1993986a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1993976a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Walking to the cemetary. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.
DM1994006a.jpg. Petworth Bombing memorial. 77 years on since Petworth Boys School was bombed. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.