SX4555 : Concealed Air Raid Shelter

taken 11 years ago, near to Devonport, Plymouth, Great Britain

Concealed Air Raid Shelter
Concealed Air Raid Shelter
This is a part of the northern side of Devonport Park. The grass conceals an old World War II air-raid shelter which could have held several hundred people. The far end of the shelter is at the break in slope beneath the trees and the front edge is at the steep slope behind the fence. The shelter was one of several in Devonport Park which is and was the only substantial green area in a highly populated area of town. This shelter would have been built as a series of long corridors with wooden benches separated by thick walls. There was very little protection from above, but the internal layout would have limited the casualties had a bomb dropped directly on the shelter. At the end of the war the entrances to the shelters in the park were covered up and they were simply left as they were.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 December, 2006
Category
Park > Park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 454 552 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.5796N 4:10.5361W
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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