Air raid shelter,Kingsland Road ,Hackney,London

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Air raid shelter,Kingsland Road Hackney,London
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  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Did you/Could you go down inside it? How large was the shelter?
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Glad you asked mate
    Its now a private property and by chance as i was taking a photo the door opened and out came a chap suprised by me taking photos he asked what i was doing and i told him.
    He told me it is approx 180 feet long and 10 feet wide.he was in a rush so i didnt go down.
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  4. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    Intrigued by what it's being used for now... Steel door with a letterbox in it, couple of brown envelopes been posted through and lying on the top step. Ladder stored on the wall. Door at the bottom of the stairs seems to have a cutout 'Mighty Boosh' face stuck to it. Is that a cigarette bin down there? Hmm...
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    It is a very secure entrance/exit to a block of flats(once a very large house) and a fire exit.

    They seemed to use a lot of cellars for air raid shelters in WW2 ( and the rest of GB)
    I have take a number in London.
    The reality if the a parachute mine landed near im not sure the cellar shelters would have survived

    Air Raid Shelter Sign 15 Lord North Street, Westminster
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