air-raid shelter


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a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities

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Kim came round and he dug out a bit more and we realised we had an air-raid shelter.
I told of the chimney sweep in our street - Thesiger Street - who used to dump all the soot he collected in the air-raid shelter as his family, quite a large one, never used it.
It enjoyed a brief revival as a mushroom farm in 1928 before being used as an air-raid shelter during the Second World War.
Forgive my impertinence in questioning the use of sirens in Bahrain but I became a teenager in the 1939-45 war and the first noise of an early warning air-raid siren got people scurrying to their nearest air-raid shelter, or down the cellar steps or even under the stairs.
It was peppered with shrapnel and at the same time as we flew into a brick air-raid shelter at the rear of the infirmary, the whistling bomb explosions were deafening.
Outside there is a yard with security gates to the side of the property and a former air-raid shelter which is used as a store.
Detectives investigating Edward Donnelly's disappearance last night admitted they had found "nothing of significance" after an extensive search of a derelict air-raid shelter and abandoned mines at Sacriston colliery, County Durham.
Judy,now 66, said she could recollect all the people in the communal air-raid shelter.
I remember, too, the direct hit on an air-raid shelter in Chartist Road which killed an entire family.
A WARTIME air-raid shelter has been transformed into a chapel, thanks to a secret benefactor.
We were just making our way to the air-raid shelter under Gray's store in Bull Street.
AS a 10-year-old living in Birkenhead, I vividly remember one night when my dad had to wake us all up to go down to the air-raid shelter.
In 2005, police excavated the site of a former coal mine and searched a building that was once an air-raid shelter in the hunt for Mr Donnelly.
It was in October, 1940, that 17-year-old Betty risked her life during an air raid to save a family from an air-raid shelter.
APPEAL: Edward Donnelly is presumed dead; right, police search an air-raid shelter on Acorn Close Lans