Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 25th October, 2016)
Air raid shelter
Photo: Mike Lavin (Nikon d3300 Tokina 11-16)
The rich certainly know how to look after themselves.
great photo Mike, how did you get down there?
Looks like that women from the new hotel has had a good tidy up
When I lived on Wigan Road in Standish there was a concrete air raid shelter in the back garden, you should have seen the thickness of the walls and door.
Interesting photo - of historical interest.
Post war quite a number of people in Aspull used their Anderson shelter as a coal bunker. My Grandad for one!
Just a cellar ,maybe used as a shelter during the war.We used, be fore we got our own brick one ,Bill Worthington's cellar the barbers in Scholes. The best jokes where told down there.His shop was at the bottom of Howard st across from the butchers.I can see it now ,the sides of beef hanging on hooks outside the shop.
There is a second shelter somewhere on the Haigh Estate. Anyone able to pinpoint it?
There was at one time a bomb proof bunker/communications room below the Municipal Buildings, there was radio/telephone equipment along with a static bicycle set up to work dynamos, an escape route came out onto Millgate, the room and other areas were cleared in the 1980s to house the then newly formed Central Watch Station, I've no idea what happened to the equipment as to whether it was saved or dumped.
It looks as if it could have been used as a wine cellar in times gone by after all Royalty was entertained at Haigh Hall when the Infirmary was opened by Edward VII I believe.
Is this where His Lordship kept his best Plonk in the days before he upped sticks and scuttled off to his unspoilt acres in Scotland ?
I wonder which of his pits those 9-foot rings should have been sent to?
Excellent photo Mike - well done!
Nowt like an ANDERTON SHELTER IS IT?
To rev David long are you the
David long at Highfield late 1950s -1960s?