Anderson Shelters


Anderson shelters were a form of home made bomb shelter in the Second World War.  Namter Sir John Anderson later the 1st Vicount Waverley they were available to all those who had a garden to put them in.  They were even free if you earned under £5 a week.

Six sheets of corrugated steel bolted together and dug down into the garden. 6’6″ x 4’6″ was pretty cramped for families in those days.

They got us though the war and the other day I was surprised on my rounds in my day job to find this prime example in the Slegh Drive area as bright and pukka as when it was erected now doing sterling service as a shed.

Wonderful.  And I will add other examples as and when I find them over the year.

Copyright David Macadam 2015


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