Talk:London deep-level shelters

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Sorry, David, you are absolutely right about the in-text link "air raid shelter". All I can say is that I did quite a bit of linking on 16 Feb. and somehow got beyond myself. True, a link within the text should suffice. Have reverted to previous correct version. --Dieter Simon 00:23, 17 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Stunning photographs of the Clapham North Deep Level Shelter published on flickr on 24 Jan 2009 (all rights reserved): http://www.flickr.com/photos/citadelmonkey/sets/72157612901372631/ Lars (talk) 21:43, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Length[edit]

These shelters are not 12,000 feet (2.3 miles) long, they are more like 1,200-1,400 ft long. I think 12,000 ft has come from an incorrect transcription of part of the book "Rails through the clay" here. That number doesn't tally with what is given in the above document on that page (see http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/features/deep_level_shelters/photo3.html) nor with the information on Google Books for the same book. Adambro (talk) 14:35, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

i had been working in the deeplevel shelters from 1963-to 1995 tillwe were made redundent.we maintained all seven of the shelters,with gangs of 3 men all shelters at this time were empty.most of the work was down to water and sewage seeping through the cast rings ,and concrete segments.the one inch bolts were another way that water seeped in ,out of the seven shelters the only one shelter we could not stop the seepage was clapham north,the main reason being the under ground river the ezera.as far as i know all but the north are used for storage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.190.36.168 (talk) 20:18, 27 November 2012 (UTC)