Cold War Sites

Council rejects claims about continuous usage of GAMA

West Berkshire Council has rejected Flying A Services Ltd claims that they had been using the former GAMA site at Greenham Common continuously for storage for over 10 years. In an attempt to circumvent previously refused usage permission Flying A Services submitted signed statements claiming that the missile silo’s had been used continuously since 2005 for storage. The site has approval for external car storage only. The statements included directors of Flying A Services, Caretakers and worryingly a serving police officer with Thames Valley Police who swore an affidavit saying the silos had been continuously occupied with storage items. The crux of Flying A’s application was that they had been […]

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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 […]