WWII in real time
The surface surrounding the bunker has changed considerably since the War. One of the major changes was the dismantling of the many Nissen Huts and water tanks that existed in the early 1940’s. The other was the erection of the DSS buildings in 1948 to house offices of the fledgling National Health Service.
The area actually on top did used to contain many shrubs and trees (as can be seen from the map) though today it is just grassed over. There is still some greenery that exists on the south side around the concrete mast plinths.
The bunker had two main entrances/exits, on the west and east side for obvious reasons (in case of attack, fire etc.).
The map below shows the site in 1948, as it was at the time.
There was also a generator hut with surrounding blast wall (not shown on map). It could be found at the west side of the compound, close to Ponteland Road just inside the fence.
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- So this evening we had a volunteer clean up event and decided to have a go at the annoyingly blocked drain pipe... https://t.co/kMkc81Ofwf 09:46:38 PM September 06, 2017 from Facebook
- So this week, we dropped in to the bunker on Tuesday night as we had some whiteboards to store. As we were there... https://t.co/3acXRV9mLS 10:18:25 PM August 23, 2017 from Facebook
- Looks like the anti-climb paint's doing it's job. Maybe we should hang some rags up for the people trying to... https://t.co/ay5SKwIWYC 03:57:49 PM July 30, 2017 from Facebook
- So it turned out that the two fire extinguishers we thought lost weren't after all. I retrieved them tonight and... https://t.co/PmWOTheh2E 10:51:09 PM June 28, 2017 from Facebook
- Finally remembered to take a pic of the finished "window" effect. Also painted out the graffiti on the meter box.... https://t.co/PL3JMSgwmK 08:46:49 PM May 24, 2017 from Facebook
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