Contact Clippings

  • Email Grass Clippings - Email the Grass Clippings Team

    Telephone: 0330 321 3134

    Fax: 0330 321 3135

    GMT Office Hours Only

Our Details

Our Partners

« Weather to mow the lawn or not.... | Main | Earthworm Casts on Artificial Lawns »

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

 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In.

Lawn Technical Pages

Common Lawn Problems

Buy Lawn Products

Other Gardening Sites

Weed Control

  • Weed Free Contract Pesticide Application Services and Weed Control in Amenity Turf

    The Lawn Company Professional Lawn Care Treatments, Lawn Care Products and Advice

Turf Industry Sites

Weather

  • Metcheck - detailed UK weather including seven day forecasts

    Met Office - UK Meteorological services