Underground air raid shelter discovered by engineers

Underground air raid shelter discovered by engineers

Underground air raid shelter discovered by engineers

First published in News
Last updated
by

Engineers discovered a mystery Second World War air raid shelter while planning a sewer upgrade in Tottenham.

Now Thames Water is calling for anyone who has memories of it to come forward. 

The engineers were working in Tariff Road when they came across the 70-year old shelter buried less than a metre below what is now the driveway for an industrial area.

The structure, which is 10m long, 2.5m wide and 2m high, can only be accessed via manholes.

The proposed route of the new sewer pipes has now been changed to preserve the shelter.

Mike Lang Hall, archaeological adviser to Thames Water contractors Optimise, said: “It wouldn’t have been right to demolish the shelter as it could have saved many lives during the war.

“Our project must go ahead to protect nearby properties from flooding but now we’re doing it in a way so as not to disturb such a precious piece of our heritage.

"There’s no record of ownership but we suspect it was built to serve the local community and possibly workers at the nearby Triumph factory."

Mr Hall believes it may have been built to serve the local community and possibly workers at the nearby Triumph motorcycle factory.

Anyone with information should email mike.hall@optimise.co.uk or calling 0203 577 7700.

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree