Summary of Restoration Project


Until 2005 the shelter was used for storage. In 2005 a project to restore the shelter was put into place. Exterior work included waterproofing the roof, fitting new exterior doors and laying down pathways for safe public access. Interior work started with new lighting and surface painting. Further work on the interior included new damp-proof flooring and replica bench seating (as in the original layout).

To comply with current health and safety laws it was also necessary to install modern safety equipment and notices. 

We completed the building restoration in time for our 70th anniversary; it was now possible to install a range of genuine artefacts including the school log book, medals, clothing, toys, books and photos from World War Two. A fully equipped multimedia teaching area is available.

The Blast Shelter was officially opened

by Tony McNulty MP on

Saturday 28th June 2008