Defending the East End
|Air raid shelters|
The shelters could protect a family from falling debris and shrapnel, but could not withstand a direct hit from a bomb.
The shelters were mass-produced and cost £5.00 each. By April 1940, hundreds of thousands had been issued across the city.
All of the residents of the street would have been able to take refuge in the shelters, which were deeper, and therefore safer, than the smaller Anderson Shelters.