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York Street Air Raid Shelter

Anyone know where this is:
http://www.metisartshost.co.uk/thebunkerproject/imgs/photogallery/inde...

I am stumped. I am guessing in someone's back garden so I can't visit it. :(

Published by Silent Rob at 9:19pm on Mon 28th September 2009. Viewed 877 times.

Well it's not in my back garden.

Published by will_ at 9:21pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

It's not in the garden of 51 either because I used to live there.

Published by Silent Rob at 9:24pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

Nor mine ...

I'd read there had been one in the part of St Matthew's Piece by Abbey Walk, where there used to be houses, but I didn't know there was a surviving one.

Published by bad-timing at 9:24pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

That photo is dated 2007 which is AFTER the new houses behind the Doctors were built. I can't work out where it is, and it is annoying me. :(

Published by Silent Rob at 9:25pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

My father-in-law might know. He used to live on York Street as a youngster - he's 91 now. Although, thinking about it, he was, like *in* the war, so he wouldn't have been on York Street by then, so may not know.

Will ask him when I see him next.

Published by Jude 1 (not active) at 9:29pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

Published by Rocket Dog at 9:33pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

probably won't be on here, but a very addictive site http://www.subbrit.org.uk/

Published by ukirob at 9:57pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

Published by Ahhhhhhh sodit at 10:06pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

The houses behind aren't St Matthews Gardens I don't think - the brick looks too red, in fact I'd say red like ours in Silverwood Close but York St isn't that close to us. I think it might be the side of York St that backs onto Sturton Street.

We did have them in Silverwood Close. Number 33 used to when we moved here but that lady has since died and it's rented out so the new owners might have got rid of it. We had one in ours but it was completely collapsed so it had to go unfortunately it was too dangerous.

I was reading a piece in Time Out 1000 things to do in London about a guy who takes pictures inside derelict buildings in the city, and I'd love to do that in Cambridge, especially 13 Chesterton Road. I'd love to buy it actually and rescue it.

Published by ispeak (not active) at 10:14pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

I'd build a bunker in my back garden if I didn't know for a fact that there's a sewer pipe right down the middle of it.

Published by DJ Ohmygod at 11:53pm on Mon 28th September 2009.

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Published by Lord Lucan (not active) at 12:11am on Tue 29th September 2009.

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Published by Suffering Anita (not active) at 8:03am on Tue 29th September 2009.

I've seen the Edward Street one as it's in the garden of a house that we looked at a couple of years ago.

http://www.metisartshost.co.uk/thebunkerproject/imgs/photogallery/page...

I'm guessing the one in this woman's garden on Gwydir Street has gone as there are no recent photos of it, only historical ones - http://www.metisartshost.co.uk/thebunkerproject/pages/profiles/monicas... - and she mentions one on Gwydir Street, and there's an old photo of that one on
http://www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/gwydir/tour.htm

Published by DarrylW at 9:25am on Tue 29th September 2009.

The York St shelter is in the back garden of the woman who runs metisarts, so I'm sure if you got in contact using the address on the page she might let you have a look. Her name is Zoe and she's very nice.

Published by the Magnificent Robe at 9:43am on Tue 29th September 2009.

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