REMAINING SHELTERS A few years ago I started putting together a database of air…

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REMAINING SHELTERS

A few years ago I started putting together a database of air raid shelters that still can be found in Totton and surrounding areas.

I am pleased that other people share my interest in these. I think it is so important that we don't lose them all. They are an important part of our history.

My father spent the night in one of these as a child during the war, emerging the next morning to find that the family home had been completely destroyed by German bombers.

I am grateful to Peter Luke for sharing these photographs, showing a few surviving examples. Sadly, one of these is "no more" having been demolished in favour of creating some car parking space.

I am initiating a couple of projects aimed at restoring overgrown and forgotten shelters. I hope to start these in the New Year.




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