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Report - Tranmere Deep Shelter, Wirral - Jan 2015


Marsden1002

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During the 1940's the Home Office gave the County Borough of Birkenhead the green light to build the most expensive deep tunnel air raid shelter of its kind in the country

With space for 4560 bunked and 1600 seated occupants, the staggering system below Tranmere reveals the importance placed on local labourers by the government

Simply put, if Wirral was to play its part in the war effort, the manpower of Cammell Laird and the docks had to be protected from Nazi bombing

Currently held by the National Archive, Cabinet Office document 10131/4363 puts the estimated cost of the venture at £119,000

It was decided in the event of a nuclear attack, the Tranmere bunker was capable of being used by the public, but a second system under Bidston was not capable at short notice due to rotten supports

In the post-war rush to utilise resources, the system was stripped, but the signage and brickwork remain
Thanks to The Kwan and Ojay for inviting me along to this particular one. I thought Brinksway in Stockport was big, but this is something else! A nice relaxed explore despite me nearly loosing my trusty cheap tripod! I was just amazed how good they made it look ie brickwalls and tin roof - not just to protect people down there but to also make it look nice....

Anyway onto the rather poor photos - lack of camera work and explores really does show when your rubbish at photography anyway :D


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Thanks!
 

Nickindroy

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Nice one pal, does look a biggun. Sorry to have missed this, but there you go. :thumb
 

T-Dawg

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nice pics just been down there myself for a little look around its cool
 

pvtvmc

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Went down myself today man,
couldn't find the ladders but we were pretty cautious of getting lost so probably didn't give it as much time as we should of!
Nice shots though, Peace !
 

ACID- REFLUX

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Nice ones mate :thumb

It"s certainly an impressive location, that"s for sure. I got a bit dizzy at the top of the ladders by the fan unit, maybe lack of oxygen in that sealed area ?
 

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