Wilmott's Fortress Air Raid Shelter
Heritage Open Day: See inside a rare Second World War Wilmott's Fortress Air Raid Shelter which played a part in the Secret Army's defence of Britain. It's not possible to see it in person this year but join Lindsay Allason Jones online to find out more. In 2015 an air raid shelter in the garden of a house on Castle Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed was excavated by postgraduate students of University of Newcastle prior to the garden's redesign. It proved not to be an Anderson Shelter, as previously thought, but a Wilmott's Fortress shelter, made by a company in Bristol. The excavation also brought to light the unexpected role the shelter had played in the defence of Britain, having been used to listen to U-boat activity in the Channel via a radio installed in the shelter. The excavations were published in Current Archaeology Issue 332 (November 2015)
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11 Castle Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1NR
Fri 10 Sep 2021 to Sun 19 Sep 2021