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- People in story:
- May Gibbson
- Location of story:
- Chirton, North shields
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- 27 October 2004
In 1940 - 1943 I remember in an air raid we went to an Anderson Shelter. there was a string of bombs were dropped one of them fell on the co-op at the top of Lilburn in N/shields and also torup a large part of the road at Chirton avenue.
Some of the houses were covered in Jam from the co-op when it exploded, ther was also a night watchman killed, unfortunatly I can't remember his name.
I remember that the shelter was very damp and full of beatles. I rememeber ther were Six of us in the Shelter, which made this very cramped.
I could also here the anti aircraft returning fire at the bombers.
There was a lemnade factory on King Street in North/Shields that took a direct hit from a bomb and the machinery fell onto an Air shelter and killed some of the people inside, unfortunatly I can't remember how many.
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