||At 21.09 hours on the evening of 30 September 1941 South Shields experienced wide spread bombing. Two bombs fell on Commercial Road; one struck the foundations of an old house on the bankside below Smith's Foundry, ricocheted and passed through the exterior wall of a house on the opposite side of the road and came to rest on the floor of an upstairs room between the partition wall and bed. The other bomb hit Trinity Schools, wrecking the buildings. At Harton Dye Works the main buildings were wrecked by another 1,000kg bomb which fell in the centre of the works; all the machinery was destroyed. Other properties in the area were damaged by three bombs which fell close by, Ambleside Avenue was one of them. There were no casualties other than a soldier who was wounded whilst on sentry duty.