This web page seeks to connect those who wish to dispose of old Anderson shelters (and corrugated iron) with those who might like to acquire or store it. If you want to be listed on this page, please help me by strictly following the instructions further down this page, immediately above the listings.
The corrugated iron that was used in the war, especially in Anderson Shelters, was significantly thicker (heavier gauge) than that which is manufactured today - around 2mm thick rather than the current 0.7mm. Such steel is nowadays quite rare, so it would be a shame if it were recycled and melted down when no longer needed. But schools etc. sometimes want to rebuild old shelters as part of educational projects, and the owners of the surviving Anderson Shelters sometimes need to source the heavy gauge metal when repairing their shelters. This web page accordingly seeks to connect those who wish to dispose of old shelters and corrugated iron with those who might like to acquire or store it.
(If you want to buy or sell heavier gauge corrugated iron, you should also consider using eBay or Gumtree. Please note that Martin cannot give advice on what a shelter might be worth, or might cost.)
Although the steel is heavy, individual pieces can usually be carried by one person - although two is better. And I have transported it in a Citroen Berlingo car/van, so I imagine that it could be carried in a wide range of estate cars and vans. But please do check dimensions and weights before committing to a long journey.
If you would like to be listed on this page:
- You should email Martin Stanley specifically saying that you would like to be listed in this Marketplace.
- Your email should include your entry exactly as you would like to see it on this page. You might like to imitate others' entries. One photo - but not more than one - can be helpful, if you are disposing of steel or a whole shelter.
- Your entry should include an indication of where you live, but no other personal detail.
There is no charge but please note that entries are automatically deleted after six months unless you email Martin in advance to ask him to extend the listing.
Here are the current listings ...
Jane Herzog has a shelter in London SE13 free to anyone who will dismantle and collect. It has been converted into a workshop/small garage. See photo on right. (Listed September 2017)
Chris Pugh has an Anderson shelter in South Bristol to offer to the marketplace - photo on left. They're going to dismantle it over the next couple of weeks/months and looking to find a home for the metal shell and possibly the wooden ends (they're not sure if these are original).The outside of the shed has some peeling paintwork, but the metal on the inside appears in good condition. Inside the shelter is dry and rain proof. The fixing bolts appear rusted solid, so will need to the cut off to dismantle. They would take some money if offered, but equally would be happy to see it go somewhere other than the scrap yard. (Listed September 2017)
Claire Rimmer would like to sell or give away her re-positioned shelter in Sheffield - photo on right. (Listed June 2017)
Tim Alavoine has a rebuilt shelter (with concrete ends) in his garden in Romford, Essex which he would like to give away. You would need to disassemble it yourself. See photo on left. (Listed May 2017)
Andrew Salter is looking for an Anderson Shelter for his garden if anyone is gifting one anywhere near the Vale of Evesham. (Listed June 2017)
Carly Dodd-Hemingway wants to develop an area of her school garden and build an Anderson shelter for the children to use. She would be glad to hear from anyone who is looking to get rid of their shelter. The school is in Kendal, Cumbria. (Re-listed March 2017)