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seafordpete

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Re: Region 12 'War Room', Tunbridge Wells
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 09:43:58 »
Guessing it was only the topside demolished. A friend went in there in the 1970s from an emergency exit in a hollow or quarry alongside.
Those of you with long teeth and equally long memories may recall that on many telegraph poles was a thick cable about 2" dia, usually at the bottom of the other cables, this apparently was the land line coms link back to Hawkenbury. 

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Re: Region 12 'War Room', Tunbridge Wells
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 08:23:47 »
What a shame it was demolished, there are not many (if any) of these types of bunkers in Kent!

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Region 12 'War Room', Tunbridge Wells
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 22:42:46 »
The 1950's Regional War Room at Forest Road, Hawkenbury, Tunbridge Wells. Designed to be used in the event of a nuclear attack as a regional emergency government headquarters. From here they would monitor and collect information (damage, casualties etc.) following an air-raid, report to the Civil Defence Central War Room with regular situation reports, make administrative decisions, and organize resources, such as rescue parties.

The bunker was later used by the Police to house their first ever Police National Computer. Then after they left the site it was used as a Document Store. When the bunker was demolished in 1997 it was supposed to only take two weeks, but ending up taking three months.


 

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