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Report - Corsham Ww2 Bunker, Wiltshire - 02/08/07

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by BodieCI5, Apr 16, 2008.

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    I visited the WW2 Ammo Dump and munitions factory in Corsham last year on a recce with a film crew. We had access to the entire site for a whole day on our first visit then went back for two further days to film. I couldn't go on the filming days so all these were taken during the recce. Sorry they're a bit blurry but didn't have a tripod and it was pretty dark down there.

    I've got quite a few more from this site - and loads from the Burlington side of Corsham that was designed to run the country during a Nuclear War. If I've done everything correctly posting these - and you like 'em - then I'll put the others up soon. Thx BodieCI5

    This was a map of the quarry area. The upper-right was ammo storage and the main area below housed the munitions factory which later expanded and converted into the Burlington nuclear bunker.

    And this was the hazard sign on our way in!


    The buggy that took us around

    Travelling down one of the tunnels

    Rusted Up Lift Shaft

    Close-up of beautifully rusting lift

    Used to carry items from the surface to the tunnels

    Secret underground railway platform. There were up to 50 deliveries a day at the height of WW2. A parallel platform also exists.

    Gorgeous underground lake next to the train station

    Loads of murals painted around the tunnels to cheer the troops up - this one had been chopped in half by the RAF in the 1970's to make two rooms

    A ventilation shaft

    Who said our Grandparents were decent chaps?
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    Re: Corsham Ww2 Bunker, Wiltshire - 02/08/07 - Report

    Here are some more pictures from the trip:

    A really weird cobweb hanging from the ceiling:

    One of the machines that originally dug the tunnels:

    One of the lift shafts that take you to the bunker:

    The RAF used the base for a while - here's a map from their control room:

    There were still boxes of paper, soap etc. lying around:

    The kitchen area had never been used - as it would only have been necessary if we were under nuclear attack:



    And this machine was designed to make perfect pads of butter for the Whitehall elite...!


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