Old London Road Air Raid Shelter

From Historical Hastings

Also known as the Torfield air raid shelter, this is perhaps the largest purpose-built Air Raid Shelter in the locality. Post war, there were plans to convert the tunnels into a mushroom farm, but this did not come to fruition[1]. It is believed that these are one of very few still surviving examples of this type of shelter construction, and as of 2023, efforts are underway to hopefully restore the shelter to enable it to be viewed by the general public.

Plan of the shelterTorfield Air Raid Shelter Plans a.jpg.jpg[2]

Above video from History Hunters UK showing interior of shelter.

References & Notes

  1. Hastings Borough Council Planning application ref HS/FA/49/00055
  2. Profile plan from History Hunters UK