SZ0792 : Talbot Heath School for Girls, Bournemouth - WWII Air Raid Shelter (4)

taken 17 days ago, near to Branksome, Poole, Great Britain

Talbot Heath School for Girls, Bournemouth - WWII Air Raid Shelter (4)
Talbot Heath School for Girls, Bournemouth - WWII Air Raid Shelter (4)
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The view of the interior from the entrance vestibule. Nothing prepares you for the sight of the interior of the shelter for the first time - its size is quite astonishing. For those interested in statistics, the interior is 20 metres long, by 2 metres wide, and 2 metres high. The benches that lined the sides (most have been removed to accommodate today's visitors), also doubled up as temporary beds by placing them together. The School's archives record that they were thus used during the intense period of enemy bombing of 1939 - 1940, when around 30 pupils and staff would have sheltered here.

SZ0792 : Talbot Heath School for Girls, Bournemouth - WWII Air Raid Shelter (5)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 9 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0709 9237 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.8543N 1:54.0544W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0709 9237
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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