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air-raid shelter

[¦er ‚rād ¦shel·tər]
(civil engineering)
A chamber, often underground, provided with living facilities and food, for sheltering people against air attacks.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Kyle May from Bootle who discovered an air raid shelter in the garden of his friend's house in Aigburth
The first of 2.5 million Anderson air raid shelters began appearing on the landscape on February 25, 1939.
"The following day after applying to Garden Rescue we were on our way toGlastonbury Festivalwe received a phone call which involved us doing an emergency services pit stop, the Garden Rescue team loved the fact the garden had the air raid shelter and could see that we had some good ideas with what we wanted the garden to look like however in practice would struggle to do ourselves.
"Whenever the air raid warning went we took shelter and later when the air raids became more frequent we had our own air raid shelter.
At Clerwood he said care officer Gordon Knott abused him in a darkened air raid shelter in the grounds and while he was having a bath.
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The space underneath the city's Grainger Market was used as a wartime air raid shelter and dozens flocked to the darkened tunnels to get a taste of wartime history.
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But new plans have been drawn which will see the area, which has been targeted by flytippers, developed as a nature conservation area and WWI commemoration site which will include the restoration of an on-site air raid shelter.
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A family dug up more than they bargained for when they uncovered a Second World War air raid shelter in their back garden.