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There was one of these shelters in the gardens of Montpelier Crescent for use by the local residents and by my old school Montpelier College that was at No. 25.
Also, during early 1940, the wine cellars of the Royal Pavilion were converted into shelters; you went down the steps at the north end of the Pavilion next to the garden and inside the cellars had wooden bunks with chicken wire for the spring and you brought blankets and pillows. We used to go in at about 7-9pm and were turned out at 5am and we used to have a mug of tea in a workmens' cafe at the bottm of Edward Street. The escape hatch came up from the cellars onto the terrace on the east side next to the road in the grounds.

By Ken Ross (16/11/2008)

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