Nissen hut


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Nissen hut

a military shelter of semicircular cross section, made of corrugated steel sheet

Nissen hut

A semicylindrically shaped prefabricated building of corrugated steel, usually thermally insulated.
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Fortunately for my recruiting efforts, I shared a Nissen hut with the squadron adjutant.
Mr Nissen, an architect, said: "About two years ago I thought about redesigning the Nissen Hut to not only celebrate its centenary but also to facilitate people home working.
"During the Second World War the site served as a wartime hostel for Bevin Boys and after the war, due to the severe housing shortage in the city, a number of families, including my parents, moved into the scores of Nissen huts then occupying the site.
Then, on the morning of May 7, 1945, the loudspeaker in the Nissen hut crackled into life.
Vandals broke into the wartime Nissen hut at 3am and hurled valuable bowls around the building before setting light to it.
Lipsey said this week: "John Curran has done a tremendous job at Kinsley; I know the new extended and continuous restau-rant effectively three inter-connected facilities was his dream when he first took the track on in 1985 and was faced with an old Nissen hut!"
After the war, he set up his workshop in an old Nissen hut by the Afon Cymro and began driving for Crosville buses in Denbigh.
Home that cost a fiver A SECOND World War Nissen hut bought for PS5 had been home to Edward and Doreen Warren for 33 years, but the couple, both in their 70s, had decided to trade their little hut for a modern bungalow with all mod cons, to be built on the same site.
www.flybe.com Passengers in the 1980s may remember having to pass through this security facility, a Nissen Hut, before entering the terminal Do you remember when the airport looked like this?
But Tesco is planning to build a state-of-the-art supermarket and demolish an outdated unsatisfactory one that looks more like an overgrown Nissen hut.
When the Nissen hut between the parade ring and the track, currently occupied by a hospitality room and cafe, is eventually demolished (please), there may be scope for improving the layout.