Going to the air raid shelter

airraidshelterAunt came with steel curlers and an attached case with jewellery in. The street shelters has a square painted at one end and had a nelson loo which smelt horrible. We just sat until the all clear went and then my father took my Grandmother.

Ann vividly remembers the bombing in Coventry
Father on a chair looking over the garden wall and saying to the man next door that we are at war.
Black outs – Making blackouts and sticky paper on the windows to stop the glass shattering.
We then had a Morrison one indoors as Ann’s grandfather had arthritis.

 

One Response to Going to the air raid shelter

  1. Christine Burkitt July 20, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    I remember the Air Raid Shelter off Pump Square.It was situated behind the Fish Shop at the bottom of Dolphin Lane.There always seemed to be a raid on a Saturday Night mainly when us kids was having a weekly bath in a tin bath in front of the fire.

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