Sir James Knott Memorial Flats in Tynemouth

  • Description

    "These Tyneside flats that were built to withstand World War Two air raids. Completed at a time when the Blitz was beginning in London and the UK’s industrial areas were set to become targets of Hitler’s bombing raids. Positioned prominently on top of a hill in Tynemouth, the flats were probably the first ever to be built with special features to help tenants withstand air raids. Believed to be a prime target for Nazi bombers, they were constructed with fire resistant materials throughout and huge cellars to double as air raid shelters." Photo by Russel Wills, 2017.
  • Owner

    Russel Wills
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-05-05
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