Corrugated Iron - Marketplace

If you want to buy or sell heavier gauge corrugated iron, you should consider using eBay or Gumtree.

You might also like to advertise - for free - on this web page. If so, please follow these instructions to the letter so as to help me amend the page quickly an easily.

  1. You should email Martin Stanley
  2. Don't be vague! Your email must say that you would like to be listed in this Marketplace.
  3. Next - Your email must include your entry exactly as you would like to see it on this page. A good format is:

      • Jane Smith (jane.smith@isp.net) lives near Cardiff and ... She .... .
  4. Before you send it to me, please try reading it as if you are a stranger. (I am sorry but if I have to redraft your entry, I may have to put it on one side until I have time to do so.)
  5. Your entry should include an indication of where you live, but no other personal detail. A phone number is optional.
  6. If you want to acquire a shelter then it can be helpful if you explain why you want to do so: "Jane works in a school and ... ".
  7. One photo - but not more than one - can be helpful, if you are disposing of steel or a whole shelter.

Please note that entries are automatically deleted after six months unless you email me in advance to ask me to extend the listing. I am very happy to do this but I do not remind you.

Please also note that I cannot give advice on what a shelter might be worth, or might cost.

Background

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.

Although the metal 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.

Shelters/Iron Available

P Marek has just found an Anderson Shelter in his back garden - see photo on left. He doesn't know what to do with it yet. The shelter is in one piece and he just got to it so he doesn't have much more info as it's still covered with prickly branches of brambles.! He could sell it if someone will make an offer. The shelter is in Southampton." (Listed March 2018)


Shelters/Iron Wanted

Esme Webber ( esme.webber@hotmail.co.uk )would like to acquire materials needed to make an Anderson shelter. She works in a primary school and would love to provide the children with the opportunity to construct an anderson shelter as part of their topic around WW2. She is based in Portsmouth. (Listed August 2018)

Jackie. Greater Manchester area ( jmy280371@aol.co.uk. & 07725 583 651) works in a primary school and would love for her year 6 children who learn all about WW2 to erect an Anderson shelter. If you have one they could borrow or have to erect in our school grounds please contact her. It would be very much appreciated. (Listed August 2018)

Dai Lovatt - dai-lovatt@hotmail.co.uk - Highlands of Scotland - would like to acquire an Anderson Shelter to use as a garden office. (Listed July 2018)

Simon Lyster is looking for straight Anderson shelter sheeting to repair the roof of a large hay barn made of old Anderson shelter materials.   It's a lovely old barn and he doesn't want it to fall to bits.   Can anyone help?  He lives on a farm in Essex.   Please email simonlyster1@gmail.com. (Listed June 2018)

"The Waterworks Museum - Hereford (a registered charity) is seeking an authentic Andersen Shelter to augment an existing WWII display at the Museum. This would be used by visitors and pupils in the Museum’s free to use education service.  Volunteers would be happy to dismantle/collect from a reasonable distance of Hereford. If you can help, please contact Richard Curtis - rgcurtis@btinternet.com & 07837 406 989 (Listed February 2018)

Spirit of the Homefront (see photo on left) are looking for examples of makers marks, ideally cut out of larger pieces of metal. They will help you cut the metal if you live in the West Midlands. If you can help, please contact Amos Burke by email or on 07759 683 361.

 


 

Martin Stanley