SE5851 : York Cold War Bunker

taken 2 years ago, near to Knapton, York, Great Britain

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York Cold War Bunker
York Cold War Bunker
The York Cold War Bunker was built in 1961 to monitor nuclear explosions and fallout in Yorkshire, in the event of a nuclear war. It was one of around 30 in the United Kingdom. This one was the regional headquarters and control centre for the Royal Observer Corps's No. 20 Group until its closure in 1991.
When active the building would have housed 60 members of the Royal Observer Corps. They would have collated details collected by posts around the region of exploded nuclear bombs and radioactive fallout.
The building is now preserved by English heritage and is the only example of an ROC control building preserved in its operational condition and is open to the public as a museum.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 January, 2020   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 21 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historic Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5805 5155 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.4075N 1:7.0098W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 58037 51540
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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