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The Second World War

Bomb shovel

Period:
20th Century
Description:
This long handled shovel was an important piece of equipment used by Air Raid Precautions (ARP) wardens during WWII.  It was used to scoop up incendiary bombs that were then placed in a bucket of water or smothered with sand bags.
Materials/Media:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
shovel 100mm x 150mm x 180mm; handle 1.1060mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1995.01
Digital Number:
SRTL021a, SRTL021b
Creation Date:
1939-1945
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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