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Mountwise Deep Shelter, Plymouth Jan 2013 (Jul 2009)

Robert Dupon

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This is the former private home of the Lieutenant Governor of the Plymouth Garrison, built in 1793. Winston Churchill stayed there. He visited Plymouth in 1941, to see at first hand the effects of the Luftwaffe’s bombing campaign on the city. King George IV also stayed there, but its secret history lies in a two-mile warren of underground tunnels. They are entered via a bunker built in 1940, its seven-feet reinforced concrete roof designed to withstand a 500lb bomb direct hit. The tunnels, now damp and eerily dark in places, reek of military history. You pass old mess rooms and briefing areas, canteens and abandoned telecoms centres, all secured by foot-thick steel doors. Until a decade ago, this subterranean world was full of 200 naval staff working 24-7. Even the people of Plymouth did not know of the cloak-and-dagger operations engineered from below their land. It was where model ships were moved across tables to monitor naval manoeuvres in the Western Approaches at the end of the Second World War. Nor did Plymouthians know that the tunnels were a nerve centre of secret intelligence and telecommunications guiding naval operations during the Falklands War in 1982. Currently this site is under development for a new housing estate.













 

skeleton key

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Well theres a Nice opener Rob and looks quite a place.

Great combo of write up and Pics thanks for sharing (y)

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That's a lovely report there, nice shots and looks an interesting mooch! Thanks for sharing :)

 

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that's a great report mate, nice write up and cool shots not seen this one before thanks for sharing (y)

 
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