Personal belongings

Leonard Clow


The entrance to the shelter was at the front. This was usually covered with heavy cloth or carpet incase of a blast outside. Imagine what would have happened if a wooden door was put there. The splinters resulting from a blast outside would have seriously injured, if not killed, the occupants. If the door was blocked for any reason after a raid then there was an escape hatch built into the design of the shelter. On the back wall there was a cross beam with two angle brackets fixed to it. By moving these brackets away the centre top panel on the rear wall could be removed. Then it was a matter of digging the soil away and climbing out.


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