Doomsday - Cold War Bunkers

Having just visited the "Cold War" Civil Defence Control Centre in Gravesend, I find it almost inconceivable that there wasn't such a structure in the Ramsgate area. The Gravesend bunker (operational 1954-1968) was supplemented by a subsidiary counterpart in nearby Northfleet, which would indicate that Government planning called for one in each town.

Does anyone know of such an establishment in or around Ramsgate?

This topic is also running at the Ramsgate History Forum


Bluenote said...

There was a major underground installation at RAF Ash, which possibly doubled as a nuclear control centre, but now used for some kind of document storage I believe.

Gerald said...

The cold war regional seat of government for this area was at dover castle, and closed in 1984.

The tunnels for this are at a deeper level than the 'secret wartime tunnels' that are open to the public.

Phil said...

Thanks Gerald, that confirms what I always thought about a Regional Seat of Government. I remember hearing about one "nearby" when in Police training at Sandgate.

I've had it confirmed that there was a Civil Defence facility under the Council Offices at Margate.