Friday Photo- Anderson Shelter at Moor Pool Estate
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.