Air Raid Shelters 1

We covered the shelter with soil from the park and my dad put an armour plated door on it.

 

In our yard there were four houses.  Now, before the war, we were supplied with these Anderson shelters.  You could get them free of charge and could easily get permission from your landlord to dig up the yard to sink one of these shelters in, because it was a government order.

We were the only ones in our yard who sank the shelter in – across the yard near our lavatories.  We covered it all with soil from the park and my dad put an armour plated door on it.  Then in front of it my father built a short blast wall about four feet high.  Our neighbours scoffed at us – they thought we were panicking unnecessarily, but when the time came they were blooming glad to get into it.

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