A.R.P Shelter Leaflet

Object number

ldval 2009.9.48


Information brochure regarding the construction of a ?Pill-box? airaid shelter and listing the builders who can erect them. Material belonging to the donors Mother, Joyce Chipperfield (nee Stephens). Joyce was born on 17th December 1920 and attended Castle school and during the 1920's was a choir member at St John's Church, Goresbrook Road Becontree, where she met her furure husband Robert Chipperfield, who's family had moved from Croyden early in the decade, to the new Becontree Estate. Joyce and R.A.F Sergeant Robert were married at St Margaret's Church on 22nd July 1944. They lived at 5 Castle Road with Joyce's parents, Alfred and Florence. Joyce was Church organist at St John's Church and regularly filled in at St Cedd and St Alban Churches, even after the couple moved in 1954. Joyce was Church organist at St Patrick's Church, Barking, for many years. Joyce and Bob moved to Southend-on-Sea in1979. Bob passed away in 2003, and Joyce currently resides in a care home in Thundersley.

Physical description

Information brochure regarding the construction of a ?Pill-box? airaid shelter and listing the builders who can erect them. Orange and brown front cover, in the centre runs a line border with A.R.P in a black circle at the top centre. Infromation regarding the air-raid shelter follows underneath. The back page lists information about demonstration shelters and their locations, white page with balck and orange type. The leaflet opens and in the centre are pages holding information regarding the Home Offices' approval of the shelters design and the Givernments recommendations for its use. Running across the top of both pages is an orange header with white writing about the co-operation of the cement and concrete associations. The middle pages fold down to reveal airial plans of the shelters constructions in several sizes including a drawing of the end result, and a monotone photograpph of men working on the construction of a Pill-Box shelter.




A.R.P Shelter Leaflet


Whole length: 244mm
Whol width: 175mm

Collection type



Typescript Printed Obverse: A.R.P/The cement industry of/Great Britain introduces/with official approval/a nationally organized/service of concrete/Pill-Box dual purpose/Air-Raid shlters/giving maximum protection/at minimum cost.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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