Tynemouth flats designed to beat Nazi raids

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    Chronicle Live 8th September 2010. ".....They were probably the first-ever flats built with special features to help tenants withstand air raids, essential with the gathering clouds of war. Two of the special features were the use of fire resistant materials throughout, unusual for those days, and the huge cellars designed as air raid shelters. It was thought these flats could have become a prime target for Nazi bombers as they stood on a high cliff overlooking the mouth of the Tyne, above the dangerous Black Middens reef and looking out to the North Sea....."
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    Chronicle Live
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    Link: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/tynemouth-flats-designed-beat-nazi-1419585
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    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 2 years, 10 months ago
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