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Central Park Air Raid Shelter, Plymouth

Central Park Air Raid Shelter, Plymouth

A look inside the former Air Raid Shelter in Plymouth

Visited June 2018 Plymouth, UK (Sealed)

 

Walkway of shelter with remains of the concrete supports for benches either side
Walkway of shelter with remains of the concrete supports for benches either side

There were at least four public air raid shelters built in the park to protect local residents from the Blitz. They were cut into the ground and covered over with concrete slabs and earth. One remains intact on the park’s southern slopes although it is not generally accessible.

On the night of 21st – 22nd April 1941, the air raid shelter near Inverdene suffered a direct hit from a German bomb with the tragic loss of nine lives

The entrance to the air raid shelter was uncovered in 2011 when a new sewer was being laid and the associated installation is now where the shelter used to be.

What remains of the old no smoking sign which read
What remains of the old no smoking sign which read “smoking strictly prohibited dogs not admitted”
Old graffiti still adorn the walls around the shelter
Old graffiti still adorn the walls around the shelter
Another poster advises about good health and tips
Another poster advises about good health and tips
One of the entrances showing the final sealing up when the war ended
One of the entrances showing the final sealing up when the war ended

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