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Restoration Project

Until 2005 the shelter was used for storage. In 2005 a project to restore the shelter was put into place. Exterior work included waterproofing the roof, fitting new exterior doors and laying down pathways for safe public access. Interior work started with new lighting and surface painting. Further work on the interior included new damp-proof flooring and replica bench seating (as in the original layout).

To comply with current health and safety laws it was also necessary to install modern safety equipment and notices.

 

First Stages of Work

The first stages of work were carried out to restore the basic building fabric and interior.

Five old broken school desks were salvaged and put away to be restored into two sound desks.

Exterior work included waterproofing the roof, fitting new doors, and laying down pathways for safe public access.

Interior work started with new lighting and surface painting.

Continued Restoration

Further interior work included new damp proof flooring and replica bench seating as in the original layout.

To comply with current health and safety laws it was also necessary to install modern safety equipment and notices.

Restoration Completed

Having completed the building restoration in time for our 70th anniversary it was now possible to install a range of genuine artefacts.

These include the school log book, medals, clothing, toys, books and photos from World War Two. There is also a fully equipped multimedia teaching area.

 

We completed the building restoration in time for our 70th anniversary; it was now possible to install a range of genuine artefacts including the school log book, medals, clothing, toys, books and photos from World War Two. A fully equipped multimedia teaching area is available.

The Blast Shelter was officially opened

by Tony McNulty MP on

Saturday 28th June 2008