We lived in Plumstead Road, Kingstanding in a council property and were issued with an Anderson Shelter
at the start of the war.
This is mine: Our house backed onto Roberts Drive School and, in the night, mum and I went into our Anderson shelter
at the bottom of the garden.
Among them was the large brick and concrete communal shelter built in streets, the Morrison shelter and probably the most well-known one, the Anderson shelter
Devastated: Survivors of an air raid by their Anderson Shelter
in THE Luftwaffe's air raids on Birmingham began on August 9, 1940, when a lone German plane dropped bombs in Erdington.
Other older works date back to Frank Lockwood's watercolours of a wartime Anderson shelter
, and a pile of things prepared for an air raid warning.
The children hid in the school's own Anderson shelter
, which doubles up as the PE cupboard.
The bomb dropped five or six yards from our Anderson shelter
and threw us all on top of one another.
And he doesn't just remember his father in his uniform -- Bill also has clear memories of time spent with him during the war: ``I must have only been about three-years-old, but I can remember my dad and grandad digging a hole in our back garden just before the war for the Anderson shelter
The garden has an air-raid warden built from wicker, a replica unexploded bomb, and Anderson shelter
, all set within the context of an allotment with potting shed and bedding plants.
He used to play in the field in front of the bench and remembered when there was an Anderson shelter
and the bombs were falling.
My memories of the air raids are sketchy but our Anderson shelter
in the back garden at one period became our bedroom and playground.
We both dived into the first Anderson shelter
we could find.