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Description: Former Air Raid Shelter to Rear of Numbers 28 and 30
Date Listed: 20 February 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 164472
OS Grid Reference: TA3069208677
OS Grid Coordinates: 530692, 408677
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5584, -0.0284
TA 3008 NE CLEETHORPES YARRA ROAD
(north side, off)
8/26 Former air-raid
shelter to rear of
Nos 28 and 30
Air-raid shelter, now garage. 1916 for Joseph Forrester. Concrete, incorporating
section of brick garden walls on north and south sides; turf-covered steel-
reinforced concrete roof. Rectangular on plan, approximately 4 metres by 5 metres;
single room incorporating two entrance lobbies or cubicles. Blocked narrow
original door in north wall. Inserted C20 garage door in west wall. North and
south sides each have a pair of ornate terracotta ventilator grilles. Low segmental-
arched roof. Interior: Basket-arched tunnel-vaulted room with a blast-proof
entrance lobby in the north-east corner, both approximately 1 metre square on plan,
with the lower sections of their curved walls removed; the north-east lobby with
brick blocking to the former door in the north wall. All walls are approximately.
0.5 metre thick. Built as a private shelter against Zeppelin bombs after a series
of raids on the town in April 1916, the most serious of which killed 31 soldiers
billeted in a nearby chapel. Forrester, a borough councillor and chemist, achieved
fame for his Forrester's Ferric Food tonic, manufactured at his nearby shop fronting
onto Alexandra Road (now demolished). M Hart, Cleethorpes and the Meggies, 1981,
pp 29-30; C Ekberg, The Book of Cleethorpes, 1986 p 96.
Listing NGR: TA3069208677
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