Accordions in the Air Raid Shelters – 17th December’12 @ 7.30pm – Stockport UK

Accordionists Rob Howard and John Jones will be playing war songs, carols and Christmas songs
in the Stockport Air Raid Shelters on December 10th  and 17th 2012 , from 7.30pm.

On December 22nd 1940 the Blitz on Greater Manchester began by the German Luftwaffe, 

and thousands poured into the safety of the Air Raid Shelters. 
Air Raids continued nightly until May 1941, and accordionists 
were prominent amongst the entertainers who played music 
to lift the spirits of those sheltering from the bombing.
Accordionists Rob Howard & John Jones perform war songs and carols at the Stockport Air Raid Shelters on December 10th and 17th, 7.30pm.

The evening includes a tour of the wartime shelters, mince pies and wine.

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The Stockport Air Raid Shelters:

Come and experience life as it was during a ‘black out’ in war torn Britain.
A labyrinth of tunnels under part of the town centre provided shelter, and a way of life, for families from in and around Stockport through the dark days of the Blitz.
Step back in time to 1940s wartime Britain and experience the sights and sounds of the home front.
Stockport’s unique Air Raid Shelters have been carved into the natural sandstone cliffs in Stockport Town Centre. When the shelters opened in 1939, they were the largest purpose built civilian air raid shelters in the country.
In 1996 the shelters were re-opened as a visitor attraction. They have been imaginatively restored to give visitors a feel for the era.
The Shelters won the prestigious Best Small Visitor Attraction in the 2010 Manchester Tourism Awards.

Stockport Air Raid Shelters, 61 Chestergate,
Stockport SK1 1NE

Information Tel: 0161 474 1940

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