New work will open up King’s Lynn raid shelters

Digger back on the Tuesday Market Place once again.
Digger back on the Tuesday Market Place once again.
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Contractors have moved back onto Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place to start work on a new project which it is hoped will make the square’s World War II air raid shelters accessible to the public once again.

Temporary covers have been in place ever since the shelters were discovered last spring, ahead of the regeneration of the square.

Permanent covers are now set to be installed early next week and officials hope the project will be completed within the next two weeks.

Resident engineer Quentin Brogdale said: “The idea is to get it done well before the Mart arrives.”

The work is being done on West Norfolk Council’s behalf in order to improve public access to the shelters so they can be seen by visitors.

In wartime, the shelters, which are around eight to 10 feet deep, would have accommodated up to 400 people taking cover from bombing raids above. MLNF14PM01013