In February 2011, Elburton Primary School in Plymouth, acquired a wartime Anderson shelter from a local resident. By June, 300+ hours later, the shelter was restored and installed in the school’s 1940s themed garden in order to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Plymouth Blitz, and to educate the children about life on the Home Front during the second world war. This video documents the restoration process from the initial collection of the shelter, to its eventual installation in the ground. It is hoped that the Anderson shelter will survive for many years to come, and provide the children at Elburton with a stimulating learning resource, giving them first-hand experience of what residents went through during the air raids that destroyed the City of Plymouth during WWII.
Please visit our ‘Dig for Victory’ garden Blog to find out more: