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Our Anderson Shelter

by WMCSVActionDesk

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Mrs G Turley
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Ladywood, Birmingham
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18 May 2005

The story was submitted to the People's War site by Maggie Smith from WM CSV Action Desk on behalf of Mrs G Turley and has been added to the site with her permission. Mrs G Turley fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

At the start of the war, every night we used to put the baby in the old fashioned clothes basket. We'd take it down to the anderson shelter at about 6 o'clock. It was cold. We made the best of the shelter and used to be down there for about 16 hours. When we came up, we never knew which houses would still be there.

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