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Prospect Air Raid Shelter Tour - February 2020

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Prospect Air Raid Shelter

Willcox Avenue

Prospect, SA 5082

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Prospect Local History Group presents a tour of the Prospect Air Raid Shelter, which was built in 1942. Prospect Local History Group and the

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Prospect Local History Group presents a tour of the Prospect Air Raid Shelter, which was built in 1942. Prospect Local History Group and the City of Prospect have together brought fresh life to this historic wartime area through landscaping, honour boards, mural and seating. Display panels tell the story of how the air raid shelter came to be built in the darkest days of the Second World War.

The Prospect Air Raid Shelter Gardens commemorate those who served in the War and honours the civil defence effort in our local community, under the leadership of former Prospect Mayor, Charlie Williamson. Additional display panels tell the tragic stories of several other local people who were involved in the theatre of war. A stunning mural highlights the efforts of locals.

In this tour we will also visit the interior of the shelter and learn how our civil defence was planned. A short film made in 1942 illustrates the efforts made to prepare the population for the event of air attack.

Closed footwear essential. Steep steps to climb for tour of interior. Visitors should use the handrail. Outside is wheelchair-accessible. Children must be supervised. Children should preferably be of school age but this is advisory not compulsory. No climbing on the structure is allowed and running is also not allowed.

The Prospect Air Raid Shelter is located in Willcox Ave Prospect, adjacent Prospect Oval and opposite Northpoint Toyota's service entrance on Willcox.

The tour is free but a gold coin donation would be appreciated.

Bookings essential, via Eventbrite.

Waitlist available.

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Prospect Air Raid Shelter

Willcox Avenue

Prospect, SA 5082

Australia

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