Air Raid Shelters: ARP trenches, Alexandra Recreation Ground 6 June 1939
© Kingston Museum and Heritage Service 2006
Britain was preparing for attacks well before the war started. Look at when these trenches were being dug.
Q. What were the trenches going to be used for?
A. Public air raid shelters.
Q. How long before the war was this picture taken?
A. About 3 months. Preparations for war began long before it started.