Air raid shelter surfaces in dig (London)

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An archaeological dig at a north London school has uncovered a Second World War air raid shelter. A week-long excavation at Edgware Junior School revealed the shelter, hidden under playing fields.

It contained the remains of electrical fittings and gas heaters as well as shoes, an ink-well, a wartime fire bucket and a metal escape ladder.

Chalk drawings and other artefacts were also found. It is hoped the shelter will be kept open for history lessons.

"This was the moment archaeologists dream of," said Gabe Moshenka, of University College London, who organised the dig.

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