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Thread: The James Miniman Govinda Gya Gya shelter, leicester

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    Default The James Miniman Govinda Gya Gya shelter, leicester


    The James Miniman Govinda Gya Gya shelter, leicester is a large 4 entrance WW2 air raid shelter

    entrance-C by M D Allen, on Flickr


    ladder by M D Allen, on Flickr


    _MG_5255 by M D Allen, on Flickr




    airpalnt by M D Allen, on Flickr


    door by M D Allen, on Flickr


    escape by M D Allen, on Flickr


    D10 by M D Allen, on Flickr


    crest by M D Allen, on Flickr


    gas by M D Allen, on Flickr




    E-D-C-B-A by M D Allen, on Flickr


    all all in a good night and another one ticked off a large list

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    Impressive just a shame it is not looked after
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    Nice, good to see some of the original features remain

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    Nice find sir!
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    Nice one - interesting features there. The gas curtain support is really classy Bay markings look post-war though can't see why anyone would have added them then

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    An excellent shelter this one, the best preserved Leicetser public one i've been in so far. Very good condition with lots of original features remaining including light fittings and wiring, ventilation fans, toilet buckets, and gas curtains. Built in Leicester Corporations favoured method of pre cast concrete sections, the shelter was used by a school and also the general public. The shelter is located in an area of the city with many large victorian houses and open spaces, so the size of the shelter is quite surprising. However apparently during air raid warnings people from the densely populated terraced areas would trek over to this shelter, which for some would have been quite a long walk. The area where these people came was bombed quite badly, so I guess people must have felt it was safer to travel further to this shelter well out the way.


    Shelter Corridor by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Loos by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Keep Still by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Ventilation by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Gas Curtain by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Light Fitting by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Wires by Goldie87, on Flickr


    Roadwork Lamp by Goldie87, on Flickr

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    What a treasure and it dont look like its had many visiters?great pics thanks for sharing both.

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    Indeed there wasn't much sign of the usual rubbish collected up over the years. One side looked like it might have been used for training the fire brigade long ago, thats about it.

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    Brill find...

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    Nice one Matt, Give youself a screwball!.

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