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Report - Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker - Essex - January 2013

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by bhg, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. bhg

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    After climbing BT mast I decided to check out famous Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker.

    I found place empty but some lights were still on. Bunker is fascinating, felt a bit strange walking around there by myself. Old mannequins everywhere made me jump couple of times, especially when I switched the light in one of the rooms and found one lying in the bed and looking at me :). A bit creepy..
    I also heard some rumours that the place is haunted:rolleyes:, Luckily I haven't read it before I went there :D


    History(borrowed):
    The deep bunker was built in 1952/3 as part of Rotor, an urgent government building programme to improve Britain's air defence network. The bunker was the Sector Operations Command for the RAF Fighter Command. Known as SOC - R4, it was to provide command and control of the London Sector of Fighter Command.
    The bunker is 125 feet underground and the entrance is through an ordinary looking bungalow amongst some trees. Once into the bungalow, it leads to a 100 yard tunnel before you are in the bunker itself. Above you are two more floors, the 'hill' which covers it, and a radio mast, one of two, which would have been vital for communications.The bunker was maintained at great expense during the 70, 80s and early 90s, until it was sold by the government back to the farming family who had originally lost it to the government in 1950s.


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    Hello Marylin :)
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    #1 bhg, Jan 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013

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