The Archaeology of Air Raid Shelters. Alice Gorman Department of Archaeology Flinders University. Why archaeology?. Not just pyramids and pots Material culture tells different stories to historical documents Growing interest in the recent past.
Department of Archaeology
Remembering the past - air raid shelter mural, UK
Air raids and naval encounters
Demonstrating air raid precautions in Adelaide
Entrance - Isle of Sheppey, UK
We’ve got a house down by the sea,
We’ve been busy with the ARP,
We’ve built a place where we can hide,
Now it bulges when we get inside.
It’s made of bags filled up with sand,
And all the neighbours lent a helping hand,
When it was built, we raised a shout,
We rushed in and now we can’t get out.
School shelter in Croydon, UK