Clifford Road Air Raid Shelter Museum

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Inside the shelter | Life at home | Air raids

Air Raid Precautions (ARP) were a part of everyday life.  Although the danger was greatest at night, bombing could occur at any time, especially in later years with the V1 and V2 unmanned 'flying bombs'.  One of the biggest dangers was from fire, particularly when incendiary bombs were dropped.  Firemen and women took great risks, working throughout bombing raids to put out or to control flames. ARP equipment
Reconstruction of bomb damage Portable air raid siren
A section of a 1938 stock London Underground car is preserved in the museum.  The Underground played an important role for London, providing shelter for thousands.  Meanwhile, all the railways managed to struggle through difficult working conditions to support the war effort. Interior of 1938 tube train