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Airfield Shelters

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G1826. Taken during March 1996, the remains of the air raid shelters running alongside the A38 at the eastern end of the Filton runway. They are a stark reminder that only half a century earlier they had been used in earnest. One elderly visitor to Rolls-Royce heritage Trust remembers with sadness as a 16 year old apprentice sitting in the doorway of one. When the bombing began he was reading his book, this was a regular occurrence and not thought much of, a few minutes later he was being lifted clear by rescuers, the miraculous and lone survivor from some 25 people sheltering there.
PublisherN/A - personal
ContributorStan Sims
Creatorpersonalname - Personal Family Record
Datecreation - March 1996
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.W - 150 mm
dimension.H - 100 mm
Identifier22 Stan Sims
SourceStan Sims
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Filton, South Gloucestershire
period - C March 1996
RightsJackie Simms