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The Organisation of Tube Shelters

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In Folder: The Organisation of Tube Shelters in WWII

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On 29th October 1940, the first refreshments service opened at Hyde Park station. By 11 November, 40-50 gallons of liquid were being sold nightly.

During the course of the war, an estimated 63,000,000 people took shelter in London's tube stations. LPTB put together this report outlining events from the first (unauthorised) use of Tube stations on 7 September 1940 to clearance and station cleaning in July 1945 to ensure that this unexpected, but significant, part of the organisation’s Second World War Story was not forgotten.

Within three and a half weeks almost all sheltering equipment has been removed from public areas of operational stations.

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