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Post Air raid shelter - Ormskirk, Jan 2011 - 06-01-2011, 21:17

Those who have scoped my reports in the past might have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for industrial and functional architecture, especially from the twentieth century. Today I was out and about with my Dad taking in some of West Lancashire’s water engineering, pumping stations and water towers. One that is well tucked away near Ormskirk and is a particularly fine example from 1934 with a water tower and substation in the same architectural language. Just as we were driving away I clocked a bit of concrete poking out of a rise and amongst some trees. So, stop again, back over the fence and a quick poke around later I found this pleasing little air raid shelter refreshingly free from graffiti, but sadly lacking any internal fixtures. It is recorded on the Defence of Britain site here, but was a happy little find in a top day with the old man.



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Default 06-01-2011, 21:21

Nice little find, that pumping station looks a belter as well

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Default 06-01-2011, 22:14

Top stuff !!!
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Default 06-01-2011, 22:16

very nice m8
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Default 06-01-2011, 22:45

Nice find

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Default 06-01-2011, 23:36

Wicked wicked...

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Default 07-01-2011, 11:32

Nice local gem there fella in pretty good nick too.
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Default 07-01-2011, 14:20

Lovely find!

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Default 07-01-2011, 18:57

Great find , love it.
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