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Report - Jaw reservior starfish bunker april/2012

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by pantomime horse, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. pantomime horse

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    Took a look at the Jaw Reservoir Starfish Control Bunker today. It was great to spend sometime out with my two youngest and a very scenic walk up to it. A little disapointing once we got there as the escape hatch cover has been removed so there is at least 6 inches of water throughout and it has a whole lot of litter in it too.

    History bit

    world war 2, they built "starfish" decoy bunkers in the kilpatrick hills overlooking dumbarton and clydebank area. the idea was that if bombers started a raid false fires would be lit to make the second wave think the target was a couple of miles away. guess what, it didn't work, clydebank was blitzed.

    there are 3 of these bunkers that I am aware of in the kilpatrick hills.
    Jaw, Douglas muir and Auchenreoch moor.

    now to the pics, as ever "Dopey" the dog was with us too.

    from the outside it doesn't look too bad
    jawbunker099-1-1.jpg

    looking back through the entrance. notice the water which is throughout
    jawbunker083-1.jpg

    its a standard entrance and 2 room layout
    jawbunker081-1.jpg

    all the drainpipes are collapsing so the floodwater is there to stay I think
    jawbunker089-1.jpg

    there were a couple of active birds nests in there so I tried not to disturb them too much
    jawbunker082-1.jpg

    the roof is still intact
    jawbunker095-1.jpg

    and there is graffiti there from at least 1969
    jawbunker087-1.jpg

    in one room were these concrete bases
    jawbunker085-1.jpg

    and remnants of wiring and piping
    jawbunker092-1.jpg

    so over to the escape hatch
    jawbunker094-1.jpg

    up and out
    jawbunker097-1.jpg

    and thats about it.
    if we get a dry summer, (NO feckin chance lol), then I may go back up and try to get better pics but I was standing on bricks and old cans etc to get across and stay dry.
    cheers for looking
    it may not be much but I went and saw it anyway.
     
    #1 pantomime horse, Apr 7, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012

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