BROAD­WAY TOWER: THE SITE OF A COLD WAR BUNKER

Cotswold Life - - COTSWOLD TOWNS -

In the late 1950s, Broad­way Tower mon­i­tored nu­clear fallout, with an un­der­ground Royal Ob­server Corps bunker be­ing built a mere 50 yards from the Tower. The bunker was manned con­tin­u­ously from 1961 and des­ig­nated as a mas­ter post, it was one of the last such Cold War bunkers con­structed and, although of­fi­cially stood down in 1991, the bunker is now one of the few re­main­ing fully equipped fa­cil­i­ties in Eng­land.

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