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Report - Owlsnest Wood Bunker, Pembury May 2020


Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
This is a unique little Bunker, there is no history no photographs and nothing of any worth actually documented online, in fact the only brief mention is on a very obscure website which talks about various Philosophers/Authors who are no longer with us and it mentioned the fact the owner, who died 8 years ago built this. The only other mention I can find is on the various planning applications online to demolish the house outbuildings and Bunker ,the first one denied and the revised one running now which has passed the “comments and objections” stage back in march and of the latest amendment it seems no one objects and it is “Recommended to Grant subject to conditions and the completion of a Legal Agreement” ,so as you can imagine time is not on this bunkers side.

The location of the bunker is set in an ancient woodland with it's own man made lake and is in the area of a rather nice house with a massive pool, outbuildings and workshops etc, the house is one of the Goontubers hotspots and ive seen a video of people setting off alarms trying to get in with the usual amount of clickbait bullshit to go with it, yet none of them seems to have found or managed to enter the bunker itself, that or none of them have applied google which would reveal that one mention of the word “Bunker”..

So with the world being in a bit of a chaotic state with Covid 19 i was in two minds as to get down here, but it really won't be here much longer ,so we put it off and waited and arranged a date when things where due to be relaxed yet again.

I can not sadly take any credit for finding this place , that was a bloke I know who lives local who saw the Goontubers video and realised he wasn't far away, this chap did some research and after a look about the property found what he was looking for, keen to get it documented and photographed he gave me a shout. So on our set date we met up (at a safe distance) and cracked on..

It isn't massive but it is said to be the largest privately owned Nuclear bunker in the UK at time of building which would have been in the 80's . There is supposedly a TV documentary from the 80's showing this bunker and the rather eccentric chap who built it, but I have not had any luck finding this anywhere online.

From what we can gather no one has set foot in here for decades,The owner and his son built it , kitted it out with supplies and pretty much left it as it was.

Pics,well it's not huge , I do have a few where I must have knocked the focus ring but being blind as a bat didn't spot this till I got home, so a few will be of the same room from a different view and yes its Fisheye Overkill !
Have to say really enjoyed this one, the access is amusing and it's a glimpse into the mind of an eccentric conspiracy theorists who spent his life researching and writing about some very odd theories. How it would have held up in an actual fall out situation I don't know, and there's enough bunks down here for 16 people , so I don't think it would have been much fun spending too much time in here..

Visited with that chap Obscurity , and the really decent bloke who I know who cared to share this with me.

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Not a huge place but it's right up my street and the fact it's going very soon i couldn't not get in there .. This is the first time ive been exploring for well over a year and with everything happening i took all precautions and inline with guidelines,!
 
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Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
Nice one Wevs.....:thumb
Is the genny a lister ?
Im going to have to admit i didnt check for makers markings, was busy trying to get in and out of tiny spaces with a torch to backlight without showing up in the fisheye
 

Seffy

SWC | Bally up!
Regular User
Banging Wevs! Your lens makes it look much larger than it is haha

But seriously - good crack with this one mate.
 

Wevsky

A Predisposed Tourist
Regular User
Considering i was originally asked to meet this chap down there alone and not mention it to a soul until it was demolished which if im honest i did consider, but in fairness i knew some of the lads would want a look at this so i had a chat with him , may not be Your cold war bunker on a military scale but i couldn't let this one vanish forever without sharing on here with you guys too
 
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Maniac

rebmeM LD82
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Not that I'm in the business of thread hijacks, but with a little re-wiring, the lights work. :P

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Nice find Wevs, and thank you for the heads up on it as it is just down the road from me so it would have been rude not to have popped in. :D
 

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