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Report - Carshalton Air Raid Shelter - Sutton - August 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by silentwalker, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    History
    The shelter was constructed with pre-cast reinforced concrete sections for the walls and ceilings and insitu concrete for the stairs and floors with an internal steel frame that appears to provide lateral stability for the pre-cast concrete panels.

    There were 3 main stair entrances into the shelter all are circa 1.4m wide. The shelter consists of corridors, laid out in a series of doglegs which we understand provided some blast protection in the event of a nearby bomb explosion. The passageways are all c. 1.4m wide and 1.8m high internally, dimensions being dictated by the pre-cast wall and roof sections. The passage floors were generally clear apart from 2 of the corridors where it would appear that the timber benches had been collected and burnt after the war.

    The shelter provided basic facilities for the comfort of its occupants, and would appear to have had some form of electric lighting powered either by battery or from the mains, and supplied by wires running through steel conduit, which still survives in some areas. At the ends of each corridor a recessed area was provided for occupants to boil water on a concrete plinth. A vent pipe carried the steam to the surface.

    A toilet block was located in the centre of the shelter and would appear to have been split for Ladies & Gentlemen. The toilet block appears to be constructed in rendered brickwork with a reinforced insitu concrete roof spanning between a concrete beam.

    The shelter was built to help keep people in the nearby cottage hospital safe. Carshalton was hit a number of times by German Luftwaffe bombers during the war and also suffered a number of V1 rocket strikes.

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    Visited with @Porker of the night . This was our last stop for the night, a nice little find but not a very photogenic place at all. It is all very same same but still worth popping our heads in, would have been rude not to.

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    Cheers for having a ganders :thumb
     

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  2. rastapasta69

    rastapasta69 28DL Full Member
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    For saying it's not very photogenic I think you have done a great job with the pics, nice one
     
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  3. silentwalker

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    Cheers fella appreciate that, was bloody hard work in there grabbing presentable shots!
     
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    Nice one, pretty amazing it remained forgotten about for 60 odd years.
     
  5. silentwalker

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    Cheers man :thumb Yeah until one part suddenly collapsed and a hole appeared, that's when they discovered it again back in 2012. Then they re capped it.
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Lit it up quite well Mate:thumb that reflective concretes a pain too light correctly .......for me ;)
     
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  7. silentwalker

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    Oh mate all of it was a pain in the arse o_O but a good little place tucked away ;)
     
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