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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.
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She |was in an air raid shelter under the Leeds Hotel, Middlesbrough, when a bomb hit it in July 1942, left
The couple had heard rumours of an air raid shelter in their garden, but assumed it had rotted away after the end of the war.
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.
So, as this underground concrete chamber had never been used, my father turned it into an excellent air raid shelter.
The 42-year-old said she knew straight away it was an air raid shelter from its unique shape and, while it could have comfortably housed a family, she imagines many more people would have been cowering in it as German bombing raids went on overhead.
It's got two brick walls and a concrete roof and it was just obvious it was an air raid shelter.
A WIRRAL school has launched an ambitious project to restore and reopen its World War II air raid shelters.
She received the treat at school only to learn the heartbreaking news that her loved ones had been killed after a bomb fell on their air raid shelter on December 11, 1940.
The digger struck an old Anderson air raid shelter in the grounds of Littletown Junior, Infant and Nursery School, just 30 minutes into starting the work.
A GOSFORTH couple's plan to turn an air raid shelter into a home has been kicked out.
AFAMILY'S plans to build a home in a former air raid shelter on a stretch of protected Northumberland coastline are facing massive opposition.
A six-bedroom family home, it has many novel "extras" including an air raid shelter that is now used for storage and a servants bell box.