Cold War Sites

Flying A loses another planning attempt to ruin Greenham GAMA site

Flying A Services Ltd has lost another planning application for the GAMA site at Greenham Common and its hardened cruise missile bunkers. The shadowy company run by Monaco resident Phillipe Delis and David Prater had planned to build a new facade on the iconic bunkers effectively destroying the whole look of the site. Previously, Delis & Prater had told West Berkshire Planning officers that the site had been in continued use for over 10 years in an attempt to circumvent planning laws, even getting a Thames Valley Police Officer to testify to that fact, however, thanks to this site and other concerned people who had visited the site over the […]

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Protected Area Wood Norton – The BBC’s Cotswolds Bunker

If the balloon went up and a Nuclear War started then the BBC would have broadcast a set script to help you feel at ease that auntie was still broadcasting! That broadcast could have come from many of the Regional Government Headquarters (RGHQ) around the country which each had a BBC Studio. However it could equally have come from the BBC’s very own secret bunker. Wood Norton Hall in Worcestershire was bought by the BBC in 1939 as a place it could relocate to from London in the event of war and it saw use during the Second World War acting as an emergency broadcasting centre. Its use continued however […]