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Monday, March 09, 2009
Gravesend Civil Defence Bunker
This bunker is situated in Woodlands park in Gravesend on the site of a WW2 air raid shelter. It was built in 1954 as a command centre for local emergency services, to be utilised in the event of a nuclear attack. Although the necessity for its use thankfully never came about, it was fitted out and made ready to become operational. The interior of the bunker has now been authentically restored by a group of volunteers, and houses an interesting collection of items, including a mock ROC post.
This bunker is opened to the public on special open days.
Entrance to the bunker
Further along the corridor
Inside one of the rooms
WW2 helmets which were being re-used
Ventilation plant room One of the dorm rooms Elson chemical toilet, the only form of toilet in the bunker