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- People in story:
- The Wheeler Family
- Location of story:
- Cranford, Middlesex
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- 22 August 2005
The Morrison shelter was not, I believe, as popular as the Anderson. Being an indoor shelter at least it remained dry and even warm, a luxury that the Anderson usually
The Morrison shelter was warm because it was designed like an enormous bed with a lid. It took up about 12ft.X 6ft. of our living room floor and was about the height of our dining room table. Family members who were still at home during the blitz, plus whoever happened to be visiting when the air-raid siren sounded, would simply pile in. The body count would generally amount to three adults, three children and one dog.
I believe the Morrison was a cast iron object. If anyone can correct me, please do.
Ours was beautiful, a bright silver. I think my father must have painted it this colour, surely they did not all come in that attractive shade? although I did not in fact come across another Morrison of any colour in friends houses, there must have been many in existence.
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