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Friday Photo- Anderson Shelter at Moor Pool Estate

Posted December 2nd, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of an Anderson Shelter at Moor Pool Estate. The estate boasts many of the wartime shelters, and you’ll even find a few dotted about on its allotments. By 1939 over one and a half million shelters were given to families across the country who earned less than £250 a year and they could be erected by the families or the local council. This shelter is above ground, but in reality, the family or council would have dug a hole in the garden so it was below ground level, making it as bomb-proof as possible. If you have time to visit Moor Pool Estate, you’ll be sure to see the air-raid shelters scattered about.

Anderson Shelter

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