The Anderson shelter was designed in 1938. It was named after Sir John Anderson, the man responsible for preparing Britain to withstand German air raids. Anderson shelters were designed for 6 people.
The first Anderson Shelter was erected in a garden in Islington. In all two and a half million were built to protect people from bombs in WW2, today 25th February.1939 They were made from six corrugated iron sheets bolted together at the top with steel plates at either end. The entrance was protected by a steel shield and an earthen blast wall. We had one of these in our back garden
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WW2 Anderson Shelter by Hastings Rangers, via Flickr
My Spring Fling 2009 entry is a WWII English Anderson (bomb) shelter in a suburban garden with a British Resistance Operational Base hidden underneath.The V...
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These bomb shelters were given free to needy people by the U.K.goverment in 1939.If you earned more than 5 Pounds a week you had to buy one for 7 Pounds. Soon after Sept. 1939 over 2 million families had these shelters in their gardens.