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Nuclear Bunker In UK Put On Sale On eBay

The Cold War may be over, but those who fear the return of nuclear warfare could buy their very own bunker in Britain.A shelter that was formerly used by the Royal Observer Corps, has gone

PTI [ Updated: March 01, 2010 21:54 IST ]
nuclear bunker in uk put on sale on ebay
nuclear bunker in uk put on sale on ebay

The Cold War may be over, but those who fear the return of nuclear warfare could buy their very own bunker in Britain.


A shelter that was formerly used by the Royal Observer Corps, has gone up for sale on the online auction site eBay. The starting bid was £500, but this had already risen to £19,500 by this morning, reports The Mail, London.



Set in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, the lot is being advertised as 'a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of Cold War history.'

Measuring 50 feet by 50 feet, the bunker is on private farmland in an 'elevated position with panoramic views.'

The bunker, which is 'accessed via a metal hatch and shaft', lies 15 feet underground and has two rooms - a chemical toilet and monitoring room - and two ventilation shafts.



As well as furniture, the buyer will also receive a siren box, enamel bucket, jerry cans and rope for hauling heavy items up the shaft, said the advert.

The bunker came into service in 1959 and was used by the Royal Observer Corps, a civilian defence organisation composed mainly of volunteers who had the task of reporting nuclear attack and fallout.

The shelter was fully operational until 1991 when it was decommissioned as the Soviet Union collapsed.
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