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Learn more about Anderson Shelters

Funded on Spacehive 16 March 2023 Delivered 25 June 2023

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Learn more about Anderson Shelters

Learn more about Anderson Shelters

Padiham on Parade By Padiham on Parade

Ever wondered what it was like to have to use an Anderson Shelter during WW2 ?

Padiham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Mar 2023!

Our aim is to bring to Padiham an experience like no other ! Memorial Park in Padiham has an Air Raid Shelter but this is not open to the public, so our attraction is the next best thing. We will have a re-enactor/educator on site to explain more about life during the Blitz. Visitors can enter one to get a feel for exactly how small they were, while the other is set up as if waiting for a family to take shelter. This will be one experience you won't forget in a hurry !

What we'll deliver:

  • We will provide an educational experience on life during the Blitz

Why it's a great idea:

As part of the Padiham on Parade 1940s experience, our aim is to educate both young and old on what life was like during World War II. Our educator will pass on his knowledge of Air raid shelters, structures for the protection of non-combatants as well as combatants against enemy attacks from the air. They are similar to bunkers in many regards, although they are not designed to defend against ground attack. People needed to protect themselves from the bombs being dropped by German aircraft. As the night raids became so frequent, many people who were tired of repeatedly interrupting their sleep to go back and forth to the shelters, virtually took up residence in a shelter.

Steps to get it done:

  • Hire of Twin genuine Anderson Shelters on a mobile exhibition
  • Includes a re-enactor/educator to explain more about life during the Blitz!

Padiham on Parade is an event promoted by a group of Veterans. This is their way of passing on what life was like during the second world war. They are aware that the Armed Forces Cadets are the Veterans of our tomorrow.

Location Padiham

About the space

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Burnley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,096

Hire of Anderson shelters and Educator - £2,868 (93%)
Other - £228 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Hire of Anderson shelters and Educator
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Road closure for the event

Total £3,096

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