Do you hold the key to WWII his­tory?

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DO YOU re­mem­ber us­ing air raid shel­ters in Southport dur­ing WWII?

This old key to the for­mer air raid shel­ter in Ch­ester Road is now on dis­play at The Atkin­son in Southport - where cu­ra­tors are keen to learnrn more e about the days when lo­cal res­i­dents took cover to avoid Luft­waffe bombs.

Atkin­son col­lec­tions de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Jo Cham­ber­lain said: “I have just had a lovely do­na­tion from a gen­tle­man by the name of Mar­tyn Grif­fiths.

“It is a small rusty key with an at­tached fob that reads ‘Street Shel­ter, Ch­ester Road’ and is be­lieved to have come from an air raid shel­ter that would have been sit­u­ated on Ch­ester Road.

“He came across it when he was clear­ing the eff ef­fects of a Mr Hukin and Mar­tyn th thinks he was the key hol holder.

“I have put it on dis­play in the hope t that some­body may re­mem­ber the shel­ter or in­deed has any mem­o­ries of us­ing any of the lo­cal air raid shel­ters dur­ing WWII.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion or mem­o­ries to share should email gal­leries@ the­atkin­son.co.uk

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