EAW018258 ENGLAND (1948). The Kingsbury Lido, Kingsbury, 1948. This image has been produced from a print.

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Title [EAW018258] The Kingsbury Lido, Kingsbury, 1948. This image has been produced from a print.
Reference EAW018258
Date 18-August-1948
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Place name KINGSBURY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 519985, 188835
Longitude / Latitude -0.26797319675378, 51.58510736642
National Grid Reference TQ200888

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Electricity showrooms and offices - 1960's

Janet
Thursday 2nd of July 2015 01:23:10 PM
Bomb site - rebuilt and became Woolworths

Janet
Thursday 2nd of July 2015 01:21:52 PM
These must be prefabs. Not there in the earlier pictures. You can see the air raid shelters in the back gardens.

Harpie
Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 03:38:47 PM
They're prefabs alright, but I doubt if those small structures were intended as air raid shelters. Prefabs were built after the war as a temporary measure to help deal with the housing shortage. The need for air raid shelters no longer existed. They have the outward appearance of Anderson shelters but they have not been sunk into the ground. Perhaps the government repurposed their stock of Anderson shelter materials in order to provide each prefab with a small garden shed.



Quite a large area of vegetable allotments behind the prefabs in Roe Green Park. I imagine that the 'Dig For Victory' ethos continued along with rationing for some time after the war.

The Laird
Sunday 18th of November 2018 06:30:16 PM