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Report - Air Raid Shelter, Leicester - December 2012

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Goldie87, May 27, 2013.

  1. Goldie87

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    An excellent shelter this one, the best preserved Leicetser public one i've been in so far. Very good condition with lots of original features remaining including light fittings and wiring, ventilation fans, toilet buckets, and gas curtains. Built in Leicester Corporations favoured method of pre cast concrete sections, the shelter was used by a school and also the general public. The shelter is located in an area of the city with many large victorian houses and open spaces, so the size of the shelter is quite surprising. However apparently during air raid warnings people from the densely populated terraced areas would trek over to this shelter, which for some would have been quite a long walk. The area where these people came was bombed quite badly, so I guess people must have felt it was safer to travel further to this shelter well out the way.


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    #1 Goldie87, May 27, 2013
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