Street Shelters

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Lofty1946, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Lofty1946

    Lofty1946 Member

    Hello to all,
    Does anyone know where I can get the dimensions of street shelters, for instance, 50 people street shelter length, breadth and height.
  2. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    There's literally hundreds of files if you do a simple search on the National Archives Catalogue - For example this file at Kingston Archives

    Attached Files:

  3. Lofty1946

    Lofty1946 Member

    Thank you Horsapassenger for the link most useful
    Cheers Lofty1946
  4. CL1

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

    one I took a photo of in nw London the sizes were my guesstimates but roughly same size as below
    Air Raid shelter ,Ruislip,Middlesex

    more info below
    With its entrances at either end now blocked, it would appear that the shelter had three internal compartments. The overall external dimensions are 36ft (11m) long by 13ft 4in (4m) deep and 7ft 6in (2.3m) high. It would probably have been designed to accommodate thirty six people. Photographed in 2013.
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  5. Lofty1946

    Lofty1946 Member

    CL1 you are a star, It's just what I am looking for. I want to build a model of the shelter with a couple civilians and an ARP warden in attendance.
    Thank you very much.
    Cheers lofty1946
  6. CL1

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

    here is an ARP hut from my photos
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  7. Lofty1946

    Lofty1946 Member

    Great stuff CL1 that's more information for me to file away. Thank you very much
    Cheers Lofty1946

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