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Pupils Visit Stockport Air Raid Shelters and the Stockport Story

To enhance their World War 2 history topic, Lower Park children from Year 5 and 6, teachers and helpers dressed in period clothes and spent a day at the Stockport Air Raid Shelters and the War Museum.

The youngsters imagined what it would be like to be evacuees and travelled back in time to discover what it would have been like to live during the war years. They also found out how children during World War 2 would have coped with food rationing, the Blitz and home life. Tom, Mr Marshall and Mrs Hodgkins were their war time guides.

More galleries - There are several more pages of photographs from the visit. Click on any of the following links for more.

Air Raid Shelters | Introductions | Rationing | Lunch | Gas Mask & Bombs | Make & Make Do | Singing | Year 3/4 Photos


GALLERY 1 - The Air Raid Shelters


Entrance to Air Raid shelter sign





The entrance sign to the Air Raid Shelters

The entrance tunnel to the shelters



Tunnels disappear into the distance

The tunnels are like a rabbit warren


Air Raid Siren

All the tunnels are numbered so no-one gets lost.

A genuine World War 2 siren - thankfully no longer needed



The door to the Warden's 'office'!

The Warden's store



The First Aid Room

Basic first aid equipment



First aid equipment and the old wireless

The small kitchen


The mother and baby unit

Cradle, bed and top right a baby's gas mask



Toilets with only a piece of material for privacy and newspaper instead of toilet rolls

An Anderson shelter used mainly in the countryside

Anderson Shelter
Anderson shelter

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Air Raid Shelters | Introductions | Rationing | Lunch | Gas Mask & Bombs | Make & Make Do | Singing | Year 3/4 Photos

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