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Title
 
Anderson Shelter
1939
Description
 
Anderson shelters were domestic air raid shelters named after Sir John Anderson, Minister of Home Security. Anderson shelters were sunk about a yard into the ground and covered with 18 inches of soil. Many people grew flowers and vegetables on them. The outside of this model is based on a photograph of a shelter in Waddon. The inside is based on a shelter still standing in South Croydon. Anderson shelters could protect up to six people against practically anything but a direct hit from a bomb. Unfortunately most of the population had no garden in which to put a shelter.
Object Name
 
shelter
Date
 
1939-1945
Theme
 
Home & Community | Homelife & Housing
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 1
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service