air-raid shelter


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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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Workers dig trenches to build air-raid shelters in Birkenhead Park as the threat of war loomed exactly 80 years ago, in September, 1938
The dank smell of that Anderson air-raid shelter in which my mother, sister Valerie and myself spent so many nights will live with me all my life.
It enjoyed a brief revival as a mushroom farm in 1928 before being used as an air-raid shelter during the Second World War.
Yesterday's search involved specialist teams bringing in mechanical diggers and sniffer dogs to an air-raid shelter near a scrapyard on the site of a former colliery in Acornclose Lane, Sacriston.
Once used as a dormitory air-raid shelter for the cathedral choristers during the Second World War, the space had fallen into disrepair before the benefactor came forward.
AS a 10-year-old living in Birkenhead, I vividly remember one night when my dad had to wake us all up to go down to the air-raid shelter.
In 2005, police excavated the site of a former coal mine and searched a building that was once an air-raid shelter.
It was in October, 1940, that 17-year-old Betty risked her life during an air raid to save a family from an air-raid shelter.
APPEAL: Edward Donnelly is presumed dead; HUNT: Police searched an air-raid shelter on Acorn Close Lane
"Our students study World War Two in their history lessons and the uncovering of the air-raid shelter and its contents has made the period more 'real' and relevant to them.
The restaurant at Henley College, in Bell Green, was transformed into a 1940s air-raid shelter for two days this month.
AN AIR-RAID shelter finally saw some action last night - more than 50 years after the war.