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Gravesend’s historic bunker reopens

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 March 2018

The district control room. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

The district control room. Picture: Gravesham Borough Council

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One of the borough’s most unusual heritage sites will soon be open to the public following a period of restoration.

On Saturday, March 17, the Cold War bunker in Wrotham Road, will be open for all to enjoy from 12pm to 3pm.

Gravesham’s subterranean bunker is an eerie reminder to the threats of the Cold War.

Built from re-enforced concrete in 1954, it served as a command post to co-ordinate relief to the town in the event of a nuclear attack.

Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Harold Craske, will officially open the building at 11am.

Entry is £1 for adults and 50p for children under 14.

Cabinet member for heritage, cllr Jordan Meade, said: “It’s sure to be a very informative day with lots to learn, and for those who want to know a bit more you can book onto one of our specific guided tours.”

Dates for the tours can be found by visiting www.visitgravesend.co.uk.

Please be aware the bunker is not accessible to those with walking difficulties or wheelchair users, there are no toilet facilities and children must be supervised.

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