Haunting images from inside top secret nuclear bunker built during cold war to house PM

THESE haunting images show the inside of a secret nuclear bunker built during the Cold War to house up to 600 people, including the Prime Minister.

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The underground tunnels boast bedrooms, a canteen and even an operating theatre.

The bunker is now privately owned by Mike Parrish after the bunker and it’s ancillary systems were no longer required by the government.

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But history fans can still visit the Kelvedon Hatch site in Essex, which is the biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in the south east of England.

The bunker, built in 1952, as designed to look like a normal cottage.

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It also has a Home Office radio room  and ten foot thick reinforced concrete walls.

Owner Mike Parrish – whose family had originally owned the land – said: “The bunker was originally a RAF ROTOR Station. It then spent a brief period as a civil defence centre through to its most recent life as a Regional Government HQ.

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“It was designed for up to 600 military and civilian personnel, possibly even the Prime Minister.

“It was hoped it would ensure the survival of the population in the awful aftermath of a nuclear war.

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“There were spare bunk beds in the tunnel to help accommodate some of the hundreds of civilian and military personnel that would be stationed here in time of nuclear attack.

“The bunkers were costing up to 3 million pounds a year to keep on standby so we bought the bunker back in 1992.”