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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Going Underground! Going Underground!

Not really a mini based update today, more of a trip report, me and the other half took a quick drive up to somewhere that we never even knew existed until yesterday:

The Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, in the Borough of Brentwood in the English county of Essex, is a large underground bunker maintained during the cold war as a potential regional government headquarters. Since being decommissioned in 1992, the bunker has been open to the public as a tourist attraction, with a museum focusing on its cold war history.

When you get there and walk through the trees the first thing you see is this unassuming bungalow with this plaque outside:

Not sure what this is but it was outside the bungalow:

It's £7 for adults, £5 for children and to take pictures inside you have to pay £5 which I did.
I'm not going to say much about the bunker I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking.

Corridor leading down from the bungalow

Geiger counters in the corridor

Close ups of the Geiger counters

Looking back down the corridor

Blast doors

That's it for the images, if you're in the area it's well worth a visit, there's more info on their site:

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