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Models of Deddington buildings c.1939-45 used by Deddington Air Raid Precautions (ARP).


This set of models was used by the Deddington Air Raid Precautions (ARP) to plan their operations during WW2. Later becoming the Civil Defence Service, the ARP were responsible for keeping their local area safe during an air raid. Their jobs included enforcing blackouts, preparing the air raid sirens, and directing people to safety in their shelters.
These models could be used to plan strategies in the event of fires and enemy attack. They include craters, gas attack and unexploded bombs; all very real threats during WW2. The models were created by Bill Day, a Deddington resident, and were later used as toys by the Hall family who donated them to the museum.

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