AIR RAID SHELTER
73 BROWN PARADE, ASHGROVE
BRISBANE, QLD
DURING WW2

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An air raid shelter was built at 73 Brown Parade, Ashgrove in Brisbane, Queensland during WW2. The house was purchased by the Peake family in about 1950. Mr Peake died in 2006 and the property (through the estate) has been sold and will probably be re-developed.

The air raid shelter is actually against the back boundary and adjacent to council park land. There is concern by neighbours that the air raid shelter may soon be demolished in the name of progress. The shelter 2.7m wide, 5m long and is 1.8m high inside.

 


Photo:- Darrel Steer 15 Nov 2007

WW2 Air Raid Shelter at 73 Brown Parade, Ashgrove

 


Photo:- Darrel Steer 15 Nov 2007

Air Raid shelter built like a concrete bunker

 


Photo:- Tim Steer 28 Nov 2007

Roof of Air Raid Shelter

 


Photo:- Tim Steer 28 Nov 2007

Timber support inside the Air Raid shelter

 


Photo:- Tim Steer 28 Nov 2007

Timber support inside the Air Raid shelter

 


Photo:- Tim Steer 28 Nov 2007

Inside the Air Raid shelter

 


Photo:- Tim Steer 28 Nov 2007

Close up of timber support inside the Air Raid shelter

 


Photo:- Tim Steer 28 Nov 2007

Rubbish near entrance to Air Raid shelter

 

UPDATE:- Tim Steer advised me on 18 December 2007 that the air raid shelter had been demolished over the previous week.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank Darrel Steer of 75 Brown Parade, Ashgrove for his assistance with this web page. I'd also like to than Tim Steer, Darrel's son, for his assistance with this web page.

 

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