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UKWMO Brundall, Norfolk.
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UKWMO: United Kingdom War Monitoring Organisation (Here)
Brundall, Norwich, Norfolk: NOW SOLD.
Underground is a fascinating place that is not that well known about…
Main Room Looking Towards Entrance Door
UKWMO Brundall, Norfolk
The bunker is built to a standard government design which was followed uniformly by what was an important uniformed service. The structure was cast in a continuous process as one solid piece of steel reinforced concrete so that it could move in the ground as one if it were subject to the shockwave from a nearby nuclear burst. It is ‘tanked’ by waterproofing with bitumen and then an outer layer of bricks to protect against penetration. Unlike some bunkers, this example never suffered from water ingress and has remained absolutely dry, a testament to quality construction. Operational bunkers were modified by the Home Office in the 1980s with polystyrene insulation to the internal walls and ceiling and this remains in good condition.
Excellent Artistic Drawing of A Typical UKWMO Bunker By Mr Bob Marshall
Image © www.bobmarshall.co.uk
Reproduced in terms of the Creative Commons Licence.
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UKWMO Brundall is located in Norfolk, approximately 118 miles from London. Situated in greenfield countryside, surrounded on all sides by arable farmland. Most bunkers were built on high ground so their ground zero cameras would have panoramic views of the horizon. This plot is no exception and benefits from a very pleasant vista of surrounding unspoilt rural East Anglia.
UKWMO Brundall, Norwich, Norfolk.
Built in 1961 at the height of the cold war, and barely in time for the Cuban missile crisis, it is one of 1,560 similar bunkers constructed in a massive programme which began in the 1950s, to meet the nuclear threat of that era. At the time, each bunker cost the equivalent of an average terrace house to build. It provided protected accommodation for a three person volunteer crew of the Royal Observer Corps which was the RAF civilian uniformed field force of the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO) – a division of the Home Office. In the event of hostilities, the bunker would be permanently manned in shifts. After a nuclear attack, the role of the crew was to plot the positions of nuclear bursts, measure their power, and monitor ensuing radiation levels, reporting this data to control centres to enable military planning and protection of the civil population. The crew would also be expected to provide a rudimentary weather reporting service and to provide field patrols to survey local damage levels.
Descending Into The UKWMO Brundall, Norwich, Norfolk
This bunker survived the civil defence cutbacks of the mid 1960s when half the original number were closed, many now having been demolished. The bunker was in regular weekly use for training and exercises until 1991 when the organisation was stood down in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. There are now thought to be fewer than 900 of these posts surviving in the entire UK and many are in very poor condition, having been flooded or vandalised. This example remains in excellent condition, having escaped those fates.
Do You Own A Bunker?
Be Prepared For A Visit From The Relatives.
PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE NEIGHBOURS.
PLEASE RESPECT OTHER PEOPLES PRIVACY.
IF THIS WERE YOUR BUNKER, WOULD YOU BE HAPPY WITH 57 RANDOM FOLK TURNING UP?
DO NOT APPROACH THE BUNKER WITHOUT SEEKING THE OWNER’S PERMISSION FIRST.
THAT IS BEST DONE IN WRITING BEFORE HAND.
BETTER STILL, PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING AN OPEN DAY IN A MUSEM GRADE RESTORED BUNKER SUCH AS CUCKFIELD…
The former ROC Observer Corps posts (that are now commonly referred to as nuclear bunkers ~ an unwelcome term from some in the ROC) are a tightly knit community.
So anyone seeking to buy and maintain one of these post would be wise to observe some courtesies.
That way you are more likely to be tipped off if any are coming up for sale.
1]. Please do not disturb the neighbours. This may seem an odd request. But some bunkers can attract a lot of media interest and if you had 57 folk knock on your door asking if the neighbouring property is for sale, well we reckon the patience of many folk would be strained.
2]. Please do not interfere with the bunker. Either the gate or the hatch or any of the building. It is not a toy and you will do YOURSELF a huge disservice if you are found to have been interfering with one of these historic bunkers.
By nature, underground buildings can be hazardous and visitors should be aware of the risks. Under no circumstances is anyone to visit the site unless accompanied by the owner.
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Post Script: Apocalypse Made Real
One of Unique Property Bulletin’s favourite Zombie television features was by Derren Brown. Titled “Apocalypse”. A two-part special programme produced for transmission on 26 October 2012. Unbeknown to the main character, central to the plot: Steven Brosnan (here and here). Described as a gentle soul suffering from a “lazy sense of entitlement”. In a trailer for the show, he said he was “lazy” and “irresponsible”, while his mother said that sometimes she felt like he did not love her any more.
The programme was an endeavour to give Steven a second chance and making him realise how important his life really is. The plot was that a huge meteorite hitting Earth had caused the end of the world, Armageddon. Steven supposedly woke up two weeks after the disaster in an abandoned military hospital to find that he is one of a group of survivors now living in a zombie wasteland. He made his way through a carefully planned storyline. The first episode focuses on convincing Steven that the world is going to end. It attracted around 2.3 million viewers, some of the highest Channel 4 has had.
The production was said to have taken months of planning including hacking Steven’s phone, controlling his news feeds and Twitter, recording special versions of TV and radio shows, and using over 200 actors.
Here is the final sequence. Unique Property Bulletin is only permitted to link to a small segment. UPB readers will need to seek out catch-up and DVD sources to watch the full programme. Or simply buy UKWMO Brundall underground bunker and be safe from meteorites, zombies and low flying Derren Browns….