Thursday, April 27, 2006

Not so secret nuclear bunker

The other week while Joe and I were in Suffolk we decided to have a day out. We went to the secret nuclear bunker. The bunker is in Essex quite close to the M25.

It is a three story structure all under a big hill, the entrance is disguised as an old farm house. Designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime Minister, their collective task being to organise the survival of the population in the awful aftermath of a nuclear war.

The bunker was only fully decommissioned in 1994 and supposedly can be reactivated if required. There was loads to see and unfortunately we had to pay to take photos inside. I particularly liked the sick bay with the cardboard fold-away coffins and the toilet roll asking you to 'use both sides'

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