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Re: Air Raid Protection [Re: Riki_Wirral] #305314
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Originally Posted by Riki_Wirral
This is a fantastic thread. So much info out there! I wonder if other countries had similar shelters during the war.


A single person shelter, Germany

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Some German air raid protection bunkers ( Luftschutzbunkers )

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Originally Posted by Riki_Wirral
This is a fantastic thread. So much info out there! I wonder if other countries had similar shelters during the war.


France called there's Spain!

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Anderson Shelter, Neston

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where in neston is this mate,would love to go down and get some pics..

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My brother in law tells me the story of how they put their Anderson shelter up and put grass on top so the Germans wouldn't see their shelter and bomb next doors instead which had no grass. You couldn't make it up could you?

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We had an Anderson shelter. You were supposed to dig a hole about 2 feet deep, erect the shelter in the hole & then bank up the soil & grass from the hole on the top to increase the protection.


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When we moved into our house 17 years ago evey time it rained hard we had a pond in the garden, then we found out recently that there was a shelter in the garden right were the pond formed everytime it rained ,cos it had a big dip in the grass were the shelter had been.

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Here's a picture from the book "Bombers over Merseyside", originally published by the Liverpool Post & Echo in 1943. Re-printed 1983 by the Scouse Press.
It shows the back yard shelters very well. The street running up the pic. is Brattan Rd., with the church at the top of Oxton Rd. in the background & the school (can't remember which), on the extreme right. Looks as if the shelters did their job.

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Just looking at that picture again,if you go to a map just used Google maps and run a rule across Bratton Road it is more or less inline with Cammell Laird wet dock so early bomb release a possibility,the line more or less runs across to Hoylake golf club on the corner by Black rocks,a marker perhaps,Moreton had a Starfish site as per a topic on Wikiwirral so the authorities must have known the route,mmm interesting

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Theres a brilliant shelter just off Mount Rd, as you turn down by the old quarry. Large house just on the corner, all new fences around and electric gates.Was in there repairing a tractor (used to mow the lawn, its THAT large!!). Right next to the driveway is a brick entrance, and the shelter is built into the solid rock and faced with brick and has a "rockery" ontop!! very complete, guy doesnt know what to do with it, maybe a wine cellar he says!!!!


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Great idea there- I see what you mean- they went in for the bombing and missed

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