air-raid shelter


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Noun1.air-raid shelter - a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilitiesair-raid shelter - a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
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"So many people bought a small table top tree, like this one, with simple decorations that could be easily moved into an air-raid shelter if necessary."
St Alban's School pupils, from Vauxhall, hold their Christmas party in an air-raid shelter, December, 1941.
The air-raid shelter had lain undiscovered in the garden of the Penistone Road house in Waterloo for more than 70 years.
Which type of small air-raid shelter was named after a Home Secretary?
There was an underground air-raid shelter in the school playing field (which had been taken over for growing food).
Attractions at the event include a guided visit to Normanby's only remaining air-raid shelter in the depths of the building now occupied by Beevers furniture store, a wartime sing-a-long, an American Army Jeep and a look at Normanby's war connections.
I told of the chimney sweep in our street - Thesiger Street - who used to dump all the soot he collected in the air-raid shelter as his family, quite a large one, never used it.
My garage was blue - it's unheated, but what did surprise me was that the unheated brick building at the end of my garden, built originally as an air-raid shelter, showed up red.
A DOG trapped down an old air-raid shelter for TWO WEEKS survived the ordeal by drinking rain water and eating insects.
Doreen's father is standing next to his mother, and Doreen's Uncle Arthur had a newspaper shop in High Street, Erdington; IN THE GARDEN: 'Grandma High' outside her house in Ellen Street, Brookfields, with the garden filled with lupins; HARD AT WORK: 'Aunty Olive Queenie' working on the folding machine during the production of Cadbury's Magazine at Cadbury's headquarters in Bournville; AIR-RAID SHELTER: 'Aunty Olive' in her garden in Ellen Street with Doreen's brother Len sitting on a pile of sandbags
A forgotten air-raid shelter from the second world war was unearthed and parts of the building were completely dismantled and rebuilt exactly as they were before.
The diary of George Adie, called Our Air-Raid Shelter at 16-18 Cranford Terrace, has now been published by his family who found it.