TM1231 : Secret Nuclear Bunker

taken 16 years ago, near to Mistley, Essex, Great Britain

Secret Nuclear Bunker
Secret Nuclear Bunker
This nuclear bunker is laughingly listed on Ordnance Survey maps as "Secret Nuclear Bunker". Obviously no longer a secret, this bunker used to form a part of the cold war nuclear defence system and was a regional seat of government. Should the worst happen, the local area would be governed by the officials who would shelter here. This bunker would also be in communication with numerous Royal Observer Corps outposts dotted around the countryside similar to the one shown in TQ5247, so that they could assess the damage caused by a nuclear attack. It was open to the public until comparatively recently (hence the name on the Ordnance Survey map) but now stands empty, a monument to something that thankfully didn't happen.
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Date Taken
February 2003   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 21 September, 2005
Military buildings (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 121 313 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.3855N 1:5.0567E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 121 313
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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