King Edward VII Schhol in Sheffield was built as Wesley College in the Greek Revival style for the sons of Methodist ministers. A large air-raid shelter lies beneath its front lawn, locally known as ‘The Close’. The concrete structure retains some of its original paintwork and when visited there were occasional mountains of bottles and cans which had been poked through ventilation pipes by generations of schoolboys.
The shelters were also used by the local ARP, who had a cleansing station complete with 20 showers and a triage station. The school has plans to make the shelters safe and use them as a teaching resource.