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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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St Alban's School pupils, from Vauxhall, hold their Christmas party in an air-raid shelter, December, 1941.
I remember them building air-raid shelters underground on the Radford Common and at the bottom of Engleton Road."
In 1944, during the war the area that is now the station, was a large sunken area with lines of brick air-raid shelters. There were about 50 to 70 shelters in all.
As air-raid shelters they were wet, cold and the only time I think my neighbours and I used the them was when Manors station was bombed and a raid at Westerhope.
The next day we saw that the four houses adjacent to ours had been destroyed and everyone buried in the air-raid shelters. There were bomb craters everywhere.
Other areas of interest include the anti-aircraft gun battery near to Greystone/Carlton, the local home guard, air-raid shelters, land army girls on farms in the area and the use of Prisoner of War labour and camps.