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



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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.
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And this was the hazard sign on our way in!

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The buggy that took us around
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Travelling down one of the tunnels
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Rusted Up Lift Shaft
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Close-up of beautifully rusting lift
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Used to carry items from the surface to the tunnels
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Secret underground railway platform. There were up to 50 deliveries a day at the height of WW2. A parallel platform also exists.
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Gorgeous underground lake next to the train station
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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
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A ventilation shaft
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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:
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One of the machines that originally dug the tunnels:
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One of the lift shafts that take you to the bunker:
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The RAF used the base for a while - here's a map from their control room:
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There were still boxes of paper, soap etc. lying around:
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The kitchen area had never been used - as it would only have been necessary if we were under nuclear attack:

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

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