In Pictures: The flat-pack bomb shelter
The first prefab shelter

The Surefast is not the first flat-pack shelter. Even before World War II, British planners realised aerial bombing would play a central role in the coming conflict. In 1938, work began on a cheap air raid shelter to be built in people’s gardens.

The Anderson Shelter,named after Home Secretary John Anderson, was made from 14 corrugated iron sheets bolted together and covered with soil.

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