A 37-year-old man by the name of Simon Marks discovered something quite odd. In other words, he has been residing in the same home for a while, but he just lately realised that he was unaware of what was concealed in the home he had purchased a few years prior. When he was trying to park his car one day, he came across what he thought was a flowerbed. He heard odd cracking sounds coming from the driveway and his car’s wheels became stuck. He said to himself, “Well, this day couldn’t get any worse.”
Marks bent down to investigate the problem more closely and saw that the driveway’s stones had cracked, causing the driver to give way. The sound of the pavers breaking revealed an incredible finding. After he had cleared away all the dirt, he saw a metal fragment beneath. Unaware of what might be beneath the driveway, Marks grabbed for the metal piece and attempted, unsuccessfully, to pull it out.
Then he circled around to find out more about the enigmatic thing. He phoned his father for assistance because he didn’t know what to do next. Together, they were able to remove a large amount of tightly packed muck, which finally revealed an opening. There was an old rusty ladder there, and the two men down it with curiosity about its destination.
Marks stated, “My dad saw it and knew right away that it was an air raid shelter.” “After searching on Google, we discovered that there are many in this area.” The shelter they found in Marks’ garden looked to have been constructed during World War II. Marks clarified, “The previous owner must have known it was there and he must have filled it in when he built the house and put a garden in.” During the war, these shelters were meant to shield civilians from bombing.
It is thought that a guy by the name of Sir John Anderson invented them. A wall has been sealed with bricks. Though we don’t know, I’m ninety percent certain we won’t discover any more chambers. In order to make room for the foundations when the home was erected, they may have bricked up one of the walls, according to Marks. He continued, “If that’s the case, we’ll just have to leave it.”
As soon as he shared pictures of his find, word spread about it. Marks, along with his father, intends to restore the shelter, considering it a significant historical landmark. They contend that although if that historical era is in the past, it shouldn’t be ignored since it gives us a glimpse into those times. Check out the video below for a tour of the shelter.