Single air raid shelters - any idea what they were called??

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Mark Potts, Aug 14, 2022.

  1. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Member

    Hi all. Many years ago I recall a small construction in a local village that I was told was a British portable air raid shelter for a single person. I'm sure it was metal and had a single plank style seat in it. It was shaped like an old red post office box and had a large door which could be closed from the inside. Any ideas what they were called (if they were called anything at all) and what were they made of please?? Thanks for reading. Best wishes, Mark.
     
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  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    There was one for sale (on eBay I think) maybe a couple of years ago, still located on the roof of a building in central London where I assume it was used by a fire watcher or similar - I don't think the price was too bad but buyer had to arrange to get it taken away which I guess would add a fair bit to the cost
     
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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a designer/ministerial name attributed to one, as is usually the case. (Though I'm sure the airfield/home defence types might know better.)
    Think they're cast iron. Certainly look it.
     
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  8. CL1

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

    My photos from IWMLondon
    Made of steel and named Consul Shelters or One man Air Raid Shelter

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  10. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Member

    Excellent information (as usual). Thanks very much, Mark.
     
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  12. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Member

    Thank you all for your posts. Mark.
     
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