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Dodge Hill Air Raid Shelter, Stockport - July 2013

Paulpowers

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I had intended on going down a couple of drains but the torrential rain had put an end to my plans and left me in Stockport with nothing to do.

I've never been happy with my pics from here and I'm still not happy with the pics from the old entrance.

Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country designed to provide shelter for up to 6,500 people. This labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life for families from in and around Stockport through the dark days of the Blitz.Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs beneath the town centre, the shelters were the largest collection of purpose-built hideouts in the country.

They protected up to 6,500 people from Nazi air raids during the Blitz as so few houses had cellars.

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There is now a sleeping bag and blankets near the entrance so I suspect there could be someone sleeping in here.

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If you're up might as well do the full set ;)

 

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Bloody lovely that, nice set of pics too, looks big from the map at the beginning (y)

 

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Very nice, I like that Paul :)

 
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Fantastic bit of history there! Great to see places like this survive :)

 
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