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Anderson Shelters....

A project that my other half and I have been doing over the summer holidays.
Digging in an original WW2 Anderson Shelter at Edwards Hall primary School, Leigh on Sea. Hard work...Just hope the Kiddies don't destroy it!... :D :D :D Image
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Nice work!
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have allways wanted one of these.

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Up-date. Interior finished...still waiting for turf for the top...My lovely otherhalf looks on.. :D :D :D


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chrisanson wrote:have allways wanted one of these.
A subterranean shed....nice! :D
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Heh, the garden at my old house in Farnborough had a real Anderson shelter in it, which we discovered which digging the land over. It seemed to have mostly collapsed so we didn't bother excavating it. Mind you, now that I mention it, I kinda regret that. But at the time, getting some turf laid down was our priority. :?
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Very impressive and it represents a deal of hard work on your part. I was reminded in the scene in "Goodnight Mr Tom" where the young boy is left hefting sandbags to finish the shelter while Tom is playing organ in church.

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We found one in our garden whilst digging as well. We took the rubble away and filled it with water and within two months it had frogs and newts in. Probably the cheapest garden feature we'll ever have
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Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
chrisanson wrote:have allways wanted one of these.
A subterranean shed....nice! :D

stelth shed :wink:

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Here's the question I always asked the kids looking in the replica shelter in the museum here - might be useful for you.

"What's the first thing you did when you came out of the shelter?"
















My wife's aunt told me this one - the family was from Plaistow so the area got bombed a few times.







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Would young girls have had pierced ears back then - not critsising, just curious.
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Women yes... Girls... not 100% sure.
This shot was a very quick lunchtime photoshoot for a news item about the Anderson shelter project. We used "available models" (member of staff and a pupil)...

Rest assured, When the "proper" shoot happens, I'll be on the detail.. :wink: :D
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My late grandmother who was born in 1908 to an orthodox Jewish family had her ears pierced as a small girl. The only reason she never had my mother's done (mum was born in 1942) was that Grandad didn't approve. All of Mum's female cousin's had their ears pierced. This side of the family was firmly skilled working class.

The other grandmother didn't get her ears pierced until adulthood but her mother was born Plymouth brethren and the other side of the family was non-conformist. Don't know if the female cousins on Dad's side of the family had their ears pierced in childhood.

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Thanks Soph... Information on little details such as this is very very important.
Appreciate this...I had the same issue when I did a shoot with Mata Hari!.. :D :roll: :D
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m300572 wrote:Here's the question I always asked the kids looking in the replica shelter in the museum here - might be useful for you.

"What's the first thing you did when you came out of the shelter?"
Foolish me - I was expecting a picture looking out of an Anderson shelter towards the door of the outside 'facilities'! :D
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Our Anderson Shelters in Britain at War magazine.... :D Image
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Bet that was hard work building it.

On the ear piercing front. My friends family were originally from the east end and her Mum said all the girls had their ears peirced as babies. Apparently it was supposed to ward off whooping cough. mind you that doesn't explain why the boys weren't done as well ? Anyone else heard that story ?
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