During the evening of 20th December 1940 the air raid sirens rang out to warn Liverpool's people of the approach of the German Luftwaffe. The Vauxhall Road and Scotland Road ares were in the middle of the North Liverpool docklands that were prime targets for the enemy.
On hearing the sirens local people made their way to the shelters for safety. The tenements of Blackstock Gardens off Vauxhall Road housed a large concrete shelter within its grounds. Locals from the Gardens and the area made their way here. Two trams also stopped nearby to allow their passengers to escape the bombing. The shelter became so crowded that people were turned away and had to find refuge elsewhere. A number of residents of Blackstock Gardens decide to stay inside their homes during the raid.
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Lest we forget.