Sunday, July 23, 2006

Road of Remembrance Bunker, Folkestone

This bunker is located at the side of Road of Remembrance in Folkestone, dug directly into the cliff face. As with many bunkers of this type, no documentary evidence can be traced of its origins or use. It is believed, however, to be a WW2 Naval communication facility. The tunnels are lined throughout in concrete, and there are many partitioned rooms, retaining original paintwork, doors and other features, including the remains of some wartime posters. Toilet facilities also exist, at street level behind the main entrance, the rest of the rooms being down a set of stairs. Above the entrance to the bunker is a ventilation plant room. The bunker does not appear to have been used since the war, and the main doors have remained sealed for a number of years.


The ownership of this bunker is unknown, but it has been suggested recently that the bunker could be made into a tourist attraction, any further details would be appreciated.

Entrances to the vent room (above) and to bunker (below, sealed)

Toilets just inside

Steps to the lower level

Passage between the rooms

Another passageDoor remaining in one of the rooms

Another room

Another room

Sign on the ceiling
Poster remains

Ventilation room above the bunker




5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heyy I love this place it was gr8 fun exploring this place :D

7:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

r.n.o. Stands for Ranking navel officer

6:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "sign" on the ceiling is actually a delivery note, indicating where something (presumably the thing it is attached to) was to be delivered.

Hence the footnote "by passenger train, carriage paid"

5:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working from memory I think that this was 'built' at the same time as the Royal Navy took over the Royal Pavilion Hotel, and that was named HMS Allenby(or possibly a different spelling ie Alanby?) That was demomissioned in 1945 (I think)

3:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could anybody help me please. I was told that when some tunnels were being dug in Folkestone during WW2 there was a roof fall and the Mines Rescue from the local coalfield was used to rescue the trapped men. Could anyone confirm this story.

8:59 pm  

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