Archive 2018: Wilmott’s Fortress Air Raid Shelter

2018 Venue 27

See inside a rare Second World War Wilmott's Fortress Air Raid Shelter which played a part in the Secret Army's defence of Britain. Discovered during a garden redesign in 2015, the shelter was excavated by a team from the University of Newcastle. The excavation also brought to light the unexpected role the shelter had played in the defence of Britain, having been used to listen to Uboat activity in the Channel via a radio installed in the shelter. The excavations were published in Current Archaeology Issue 332 (November 2015).

11 Castle Terrace (left hand side near the bottom)
Saturday 14:00-17:00 No booking required

About the author 

Homer Lindsay

Retired Global ERP Financial Applications Analyst and Developer with an interest in people; places; photography.

A member of the Berwick Heritage Open Days Steering Group and its website developer.

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