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air raid shelters

Post by MartinH » 13 Feb 2008 23:01

I wonder if there is a map of all the public air raid shelters in the Sydenham area and if any still exist?

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Post by lambchops » 14 Feb 2008 10:43

you in trouble with the missus?

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Post by FergussonFamily » 11 Mar 2008 10:56

There is a shelter in the grounds of Royston School in Penge. ... ry_sch.htm

It is under the lawn between the school and Penge High Street. I've no idea if it is open for visits, but you could contact the school.

It is the subject of a Young Adult Fiction time-travel story 'The Secret Shelter' written by Sandi LeFaucher, a former Secretary at the school,

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Re: air raid shelters

Post by brian stimson » 29 Aug 2008 11:02

MartinH wrote:I wonder if there is a map of all the public air raid shelters in the Sydenham area and if any still exist?
Just noticed your posting. There was an air raid shelter in Tannsfeld Road opposite the entrance to Alexandra Park and another in Silverdale Road, about 100 yards or so on the left coming from Sydenham High Street. There was an alleyway that linked Siverdale with Station Approach and the shelter was along there, I fell off the roof and finished up in The Children's Hospital (c. 1953).

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Post by will greenwood » 29 Aug 2008 17:46

I seem to remember 'Shelter' painted on the wall by the cinema in London rd.
I think it can still be seen today, but I'm not sure where exactly the shelter would have been

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Post by sean » 6 Sep 2008 10:39

We had two shelters in our garden. A tin one - now removed; and a brick pointed one.

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