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See how Harpenden survived WW2 bombings with 3D tour of air raid shelters

PUBLISHED: 11:00 30 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:15 01 October 2018

The 3D tour of the Queens Road air shelter in Harpenden. Picture: Weston Media/Harpenden Town Council.

The 3D tour of the Queens Road air shelter in Harpenden. Picture: Weston Media/Harpenden Town Council.

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See how the people of Harpenden survived the Nazi bombings with this 3D tour of one of the town’s air raid shelters.

Before recently filling the shelters with concrete, Harpenden Town Council made 3D scans of one of them and have produced an interactive tour, complete with information about how people built the shelter, how they entered it and how they spent a penny in it.

Harpenden did not come out unscathed from the bombing during World War Two. The roof of the Batford Methodist Church was destroyed by incendiary bombs, a woman and child were left homeless after their Crabtree Lane home was badly damaged and 180 properties also suffered.

The scan, by Weston Media, is of the air raid shelter on Queens Road. To see it, visit www.harpenden.gov.uk/air-raid-shelters

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