Allotment Andersons

I thought I’d better make a quick blog post as its been a while. I got to spend my morning looking at Anderson shelters in a Sheffield allotment, with Drink Wise Age Well-Sheffield & LEAF Sheffield.

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There are a total of two almost complete shelters and the remaining sections of at least two more!

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We found the original makers marks still painted on the interior of one of the shelters and I even got to check if my Grandad’s Anderson Shelter spanner fitted the original bolts (which it did!)

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I was also shown a post-war .303 bandoleer ammunition box that was used to store tools.

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Overall a very good day. I’m looking into working with the two groups to record the shelters and look in further detail at the construction methods employed.

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