Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker


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The ordinary-looking bungalow doesn’t give away what lies beyond.  This nuclear bunker near Brentwood was built in 1952 in response to the Cold War. Central government would have run things from this bunker if a nuclear attack had occurred, but thankfully they never needed to. The bunker was decommissioned in 1992.

Top Story

This bunker, hidden behind a 1.5-tonne blast door, and up to 100ft deep, was designed to keep 600 people alive for 3 months during a nuclear war. It cost £3million a year to keep on standby! 

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Curious Discovery

Inside the bunker is a room for a very special person. Can you find out who room 205 was for?

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