Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Dodge hill (stockport)

The Stockport Air Raid Shelters are a system of almost 1 mile of underground air-raid shelters dug under Stockport, six miles south of Manchester, during World War II to protect local inhabitants during air raids.Four sets of underground air raid shelter tunnels for civilian use were dug into the red sandstone rock below the town centre. Preparation started in September 1938 and the first set of shelters was opened on 28 October 1939. (Stockport was not bombed until 11 October 1940.) The smallest of the tunnel shelters could accommodate 2,000 people and the largest 3,850 (subsequently expanded to take up to 6,500 people.)

One of the entrances




Toilets

Steps leading to street level
 
Just a few of hundreds of beds
 
Carved out of the rock using hand tools
 
see the chisel marks in the rock
 
A view out through an air brick

Whats that smell ?


A hard day (yawn)


Self explanatory

A map of the tunnels


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