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Grandfather, 68, discovers WWII bomb shelter under the lawn

36418090-9015829-Mr_Patel_and_a_friend_continued_excavating_the_manhole_to_discov-a-86_1607090733460A grandfather discovered a World War Two air raid shelter at the home he has lived in for the past 40 years after he inspected a manhole cover in the garden. 

Khandu Patel, 68, lifted the manhole cover in the garden of his home in Wolverhampton while gardening.

The semi-detatched house was built in the 1920s and a previous owner had excavated a large air raid shelter in the garden. 

Mr Patel and his wife Usha, 62, have lived at the home for 40 years.  He told The Sun: 'I’d always wondered why the manhole cover was there. During lockdown me and a friend decided to lift it up. Under it was concrete.

'We started digging and it became apparent it was a staircase. It was amazing seeing all the steps exposed.' 

A great opportunity to self isolate during the COVID Pandemic!

Read more on The Daily Mail



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