Siren Suit

Contributed by Bradford Industrial Museum

This is a special item of clothing. It's called a 'Siren Suit' because you could put it on when the air raid sirens started to wail.

We think it was home-made and it was designed to be worn over nightclothes whilst hiding in the air-raid shelters waiting for the all-clear to sound.

It's made of wool to help keep the wearer warm, and fastens up with buttons and zips so it could be put on quickly.

It even has a panel that undoes at the back so you could go to the toilet without having to take it off.

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