We recently received this email from David Mills who is looking for any information or photographs of air raid shelters around Hyde.
If anyone has any info, please contact us :)
Over to David,
I now find myself checking the Hydonian blog everyday as it brings back so many memories to me and the site/content is excellent.
I was wondering if you had managed to find anything on Air Raid shelters in Hyde, as these intrigued me as a kid in the late sixties/early seventies. I remember there being two or three at the back of the scout hut on Dukinfield Road and also one in the woods (we used to call Jackson Woods/blue dye woods) between Flowery Field House and Dukinfield Road. I heard there was one in Hyde park/woods, but we never found this.
I expect these Air Raid shelters were provided by Ashton Brothers for their workers, but there must have been lots of Air Raid shelters and I was wondering if any still exist or if there was an inventory in existence?
Going through your blog, and the topics, you just can't believe what has happened to Hyde and what's been taken away, particularly the motorway and the houses and shops that went.
I am sorry, I don't have any photos, but I am sure somebody has! "