Regional War Room 6 (RSG6) & Air Raid Shelter, May 2020, Reading Berkshire

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Dundee is Red, that is why I assumed they were all were
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Did anyone explore the one in Cornwall on the Lizard, before it was turned into a brewery? (Details HERE). I 'discovered' and explored it, a bit over 60 years ago, as a kid on holiday. On the first floor there were still desks in there then, with 'odds & sods' in the drawers and posters on the walls. Sadly the lower level was totally flooded and I only got a few steps down the stairs and couldn't get any further. I remember that there was a guard house just inside the entrance to the site, looking like the one at the entrance to the Kelvedon Hatch RSG, but it was all locked up at the time....
 

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Did anyone explore the one in Cornwall on the Lizard, before it was turned into a brewery? (Details HERE). I 'discovered' and explored it, a bit over 60 years ago, as a kid on holiday. On the first floor there were still desks in there then, with 'odds & sods' in the drawers and posters on the walls. Sadly the lower level was totally flooded and I only got a few steps down the stairs and couldn't get any further. I remember that there was a guard house just inside the entrance to the site, looking like the one at the entrance to the Kelvedon Hatch RSG, but it was all locked up at the time....
If that is the current state of it then they really bodged their way in to store rubbish. The place will need a lot more TLC to become a brewery
 

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If that is the current state of it then they really bodged their way in to store rubbish. The place will need a lot more TLC to become a brewery
THIS is apparently what the 'Brewery' is like......
 

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Seriously, I think he could have painted the place first hope the beer is better that the place looks
 

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I work at Reading College on the Kings Rd.

It was originally built to double up as an emergency hospital. The plan was that it would function as a hospital if London got hit in a nuclear attack. As a result the building has lots of large windows and high ceilings typical of hospitals in the 50's.

In addition, the college was also trained apprentices to work at Aldermaston (which was one of the justifications for building a new techincal college in Reading at the time).

In the manager's office they have a few artefacts of the time - as part of the college was in some kind of communications network that existed at the time. There's leaflets, books and communications logs where frustrated staff write memos into the book to remind people not to discuss stuff over the telephone, because the Russians might be listening in.
 

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Reading Collage along the Kings Road use to be the Polytechnic if memory serves me right bit like the one in Oxford till that became a uni. The collages took apprentices from the large places though Harwell had it's own place to sent the apprentices , Winfrith. I though Aldermaston went there as well. I went to Abingdon tech when I did my Apprenticeship. We had to sign the official secrets act when we started our apprenticeship.
 
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