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World War Two: Air Raid Construction, Woodthorpe Park

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November, 1939, Nottingham Evening Post: Picture showing one of the entrances to the new air raid shelter, of the concrete lined type, which is being constructed in Woodthorpe Grange Park, near the Mansfield Road Entrance.

Two covered in Air Raid Shelters, Woodthorpe Park

Although Nottingham was bombed on only 11 occasions, and 179 people were killed and 350 injured, the worst air raid occurred on the night of 8 and 9 May 1941 when 159 people including 31 children were killed and 274 injured.


August 30th /31th 1940: First bombs fall in Nottingham on Fairbank Crescent off Hood Street and Sherwood Street.


March 14th 1941: Twelve bombs dropped on Ribblesdale Road area.




For more information about the history of Woodthorpe Park click on the following link: Woodthorpe Park Centenary