AIR RAID SHELTER FOR CHIEF ENGINEER
DARRA CEMENT WORKS
AT CORNER OF STATION AVE. & WESTCOMBE ST.,
DARRA, BRISBANE DURING WWII

 

Alan Wheeley told me that an Air Raid Shelter was built in the grounds of the Chief Engineer of the Darra Cement Works, near the corner of Station Avenue and Westcombe Street at Darra. Around 1953 or so, the doorway into the air raid shelter was concreted in, and the roof jack hammered off creating an above ground swimming pool for some of the local kids. They would climb up a makeshift ladder to get into it, and it was so small that when you dived in one end you instantly hit your head on the other end. But it was deep, around 8 feet.

 

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