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East Ham Borough poster giving information about air raid shelters.
|East Ham Borough poster giving information about air raid shelters.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2849|
|Description: Anderson shelters were given free to those who were less well off. People who earned more than £5 a week could buy one for £7. Soon after the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, over 2 million families had shelters in their garden. By the time of the Blitz this had risen to two and a quarter million.|
|Date: April 1939|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|