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    Anyone know anything about this shelter? Or where it stood?

    It was hit 3rd May 1941. Many died.

    The Rocket air raid shelter was on a triangular piece of land between Oakvale Church and the Rocket flyover, close to The Gardener's Arms pub at the junction of Broadgreen Road/ Edge Lane Drive.

    Any pics of the area then?


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    'The Green' housing estate containing flats were built on it in the 1950s, it is still there now, now long renovated as I got pics for my site.
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    I know The Green.

    Trying to locate the spot the shelter stood on Ged? Doubt im gonna find it.

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    They built these E Type shelters underground on open Ground. So anybody got an old map? we need to look for open ground on one?

    I have found a story saying many of the victims had come out of a local dance hall.
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    Mart may have one Spike, i'll give him a nudge.
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    Mart knows somebody who has told him about this. Im sure he will tell us later.
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    Spike, go to http://www.old-maps.co.uk/ put in L13 5SF and select the Gardeners Arms. Select the 1951-52 map and you'll see triangular shaped land where it stood which has flats built on it today that face on to Edge Lane Drive and Queens Drive.

    Spike, I presume that it's the recent Echo story that brought this to your attention. It's also mention here http://www.caringonthehomefront.org....thleen-thomas/ and states that it was May 1941 when the shelter received a direct hit.

    In fact, nail that down as the 3rd May that it was bombed (Parkes, Evelyn and Parry, John) - http://www.liverpoolatwar.co.uk/p.html

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