Stockport Air Raid Shelters and the Blitz, by Stephen Hill

Stockport Air Raid Shelters and the Blitz, by Stephen Hill
Large A4 size spiral bound booklet, published by Stockport Borough Council Community Services Division, 80 pages. (S8141WSOU3)

From the introduction: It is almost impossible to understand how people's lives were affected during the Second World War without examining the Blitz. The Blitz directly involved thousands of civilians who lost their property or even their lives as a result of enemy action. Even in areas which were untouched by bombs the Blitz had an impact on everyday life. Measures were taken to limit the destruction caused by enemy air-raids: shelters were built; the blackout imposed and a multitude of Civil Defence organisations were created. The Chestergate Shelters stand as a memorial to those people who experienced this period of our history. Contents include:

The Blitz
The Manchester Blitz
Censorship in WW II
Bombs in Stockport
Air Raid Shelters & Air Raid Precautions
Oral History: Reminiscences
Air Raid Precautions: Fact Sheet
The Effectiveness of Air Raid Shelters
War Memorials
Stories Behind the Names

The bookler is illustrated throughout with lots of photographs and drawings.

In a pocket on the inside rear cover are several loose leaf 'source' documents that accompany the booklet. Unfortunately, some of the source documents are missing and not included. The ones that are present include sources 1, 2,4, 6,7, 9 and 10.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has some minor scuffs and creases, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the spiral binding is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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