Anderson shelter

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Anderson shelter

n
(Military) Brit a small prefabricated air-raid shelter of World War II consisting of an arch of corrugated metal and designed to be partly buried in people's gardens and covered with earth for protection
[C20: so named because its use was adopted while Sir John Anderson was Home Secretary (1939–40)]
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We, together with our gran, Margaret Pyburn, and spinster daughter, Julia, were dozing in the cramped confines of our Anderson shelter, in the back yard, knowing nothing of this until Mr Donnelly, air raid warden and neighbour, yelled from the back-door: "Hey Mag!
I remember that instead of going to bed that some nights a siren would go and there would be a rush to get back to the Anderson Shelter in the back garden.
This phenomenal experience taught us about how it really felt to be in a cramped Anderson shelter all night.
He 'Dug for Victory', helping his aunt in the vegetable garden and made a hole for the Anderson Shelter. Talk on The National Glass Centre at the September 14 meeting in Earsdon Community centre.
There is even a full-size Anderson shelter, which visitors can sit inside and experience simulated sounds of enemy planes overhead.
Ex-army equipment was everywhere, my father somehow kept after the war his Anderson shelter, and it housed several generations of chickens, and Bobby the bookie, when he was on the run from the police (this was before the days of betting shops).
"She wrote a diary based on experiences of being in an Anderson shelter and it was an excellent piece of work," Miss Hindmarsh said.
He is pictured looking at items in the natural history collection at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum KING SHELTER: Pictured in the seum's Anderson Shelter, Adam hbone, aged seven, with Stuart hbone and Christina Cooper, all from gby BACK TO NATURE: Paddy Bowles, aged five, from Dublin, was visiting family in Coventry, pictured examines the butterfly specimens, these are part of the 180,000 item natural history collection FASHION SENSE: Angela Kalyan-Dalgarm and Daaniel De Mooij, aged 16 months, checks out the history of fashion in the gallery that houses the social and industrial history collection
The Anderson shelter became our second home, but not for long.
My mother remarked that she was glad they had an Anderson shelter in their garden.
The photographs the press took of the damaged Anderson Shelter were hanging in the offices of the ARP (Air Raid Precaution Office) showing the efficiency of this type of shelter.
The museum even has an Anderson Shelter among the superb armoured cars, personnel carriers, heavy ack ack guns, searchlights, machine guns, lorries, motorbikes and uniforms (including German and Russian ones.)
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