This month’s historical photo shows a house in Pinner that was hit by a V-2 rocket during the Second World War.
The Cemetery Gatehouse on Pinner Road, which once housed the digger, had to be completely rebuilt due to the extensive damage caused by the explosion.
V-2 rockets were the first-ever large-scale liquid-propellant rocket vehicle and were created by the Germans during the Second World War.
They launched around 3,000 of the rockets against England, France and Belgium during the latter half of the war.
The Soviet Union and the US used the V-2s as a prototype to develop their own large rockets, which led to the development of their missile programs.
The V-2 rockets were 14 metres long and weighed around 13,000kg, with a horizontal range of around 320km.
Do you have any historical photos of Pinner from the Second World War? If so, send them to us via email at email@example.com and they could feature in the next edition.
Photo credit: Thomas Robinson