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Report - Thames water nuclear bunker - swindon - august 2016

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Porker of the night, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Porker of the night

    Porker of the night Like a cat on a fence....
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    Last week a job came out for swindon, I decided to give @silentwalker a call and see if he wanted to join me on the delivery job and stop off somewhere on the way back and have a mooch around something urbex related! Of course as per usual the answer was yes... I had already been in the area a few days before and decided to check out the entry requirments so that when i returned i knew what i was dealing with.
    Once the lorry full of medical supplies was safely unloaded at its destination we shot 10 mins down the road and made our way into the grounds where the bunker is. Nobody was about which made access fairly easy (even for a chunky monkey like me). When inside i noticed the blast doors... And oh boy im sure they can take a blast! Huge nearly a foot thick doors with 2 securing locks keeping the workers safe from a cell mutation related death!
    The place was in mint condition, with only small signs of minor flood damage to one room. Alot of artifacts are still intact like all the manuals for the generators and air supply unit and a large 90's style torch with wall mounted charger. The battery on the generator looked so clean it was almost like they hooked it up that morning before we arrived!

    History
    The bunker, which is located beside a small reservoir is officially listed by Thames Water as a personnel shelter and is about 3 miles from their Latton Control Centre. It was built in the 1980's after Thames Water moved their headquarters out of London. there is not much more online about the place which is a shame to be honest!

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    Thanks for looking
     
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  2. UrbexCamo

    UrbexCamo "Just having a look officer"
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    Love those massive doors!
     
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  3. silentwalker

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    You got a cracking set of shots! Was a good mooch :thumb
     
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    Hope you ignored the sign and took a dump :D:D:D
     
  5. Porker of the night

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    Was a really good trip! @silentwalker @wellingtonian no unfortunatly i didnt need to take an urbex poo.. if one was brewing i would most certainly of broke the rules ;)
     
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  6. silentwalker

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    I prematurely dropped the kids on in the bush, when I saw that glorious bog I was sad to say the least o_O
     
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    So sad
     
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  8. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    I will go back and I will destroy that toilet, it will not defeat me o_O
     
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    ;)Good it needs it no toilet tells you what to do
     
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