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Paddock, Churchill's Bunker at Dollis Hill

First of all, hats off to our guide ‘Roy’ of Subterranea Britannica, who gave a highly informative and entertaining commentary throughout my visit to the ‘Paddock’ bomb-proof bunker. 741 more words

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Stockwell Deep Shelter

I visited this Deep Shelter today, just a stone’s throw from Stockwell tube station.

The surface building of the northern shaft stands beside the busy Clapham Road (A3). 78 more words

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On Monday, Sneezie and I acted like tourists and explored Westminster Palace (the Houses of Parliament). We locals usually kind of just pass it by without giving it a thought but the tour is proper interesting. 248 more words

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The 'Secret' Nuclear Bunker

The nuclear bunker at Kelvedon Hatch is no longer a secret but it was once.

Today, it is well signposted from the A12 near Brentwood but when it was commissioned in 1952, only a small elite knew about it and everyone was sworn to secrecy. 747 more words

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Marks & Spencer, Camden Town

I don’t really do store reviews. This blog post is about the wartime deep shelter in Camden Town. I have visited this one before but I was barking up the wrong tree. 156 more words

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Down Street Underground Station

Down Street tube station sits astride the Piccadilly line midway between Green Park station and Hyde Park Corner station. No trains stop there anymore, they just rumble past at full speed. 733 more words

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Plessey's Ilford Factory

In September 1940, the Plessey works in Vicarage Lane, Ilford was manufacturing component parts for for Rolls Royce Merlin aero engines. On the night of the 18th, the Luftwaffe did terrible bombing damage to the machine shops. 388 more words

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