Epping Forest District Council Stand By Emergency Centre
General / October 29, 2017

This Building is the Epping Forest District Council Training and Emergency Centre. The trip to the the centre was organized some time ago and a number of Subbrit members visited the bunker on 5th January 2000. The bunker is outside the perimeter of North Weald Air field, and was once part of the airfield acting as the operations room. Also in the compound which contains the emergency centre is another surface block house which was used as a de-contamination centre during the war (it now contains plant used by the airfield and some documentation storage). The block house was converted to the council’s emergency in 1986. What the council had before this I don’t know, they also have a emergency centre at their council offices in Epping town centre which has no protection.     The plant room also contains the filtration equipment which is shown in this photo, were the piping leaves the room to go to the outside there are small blast doors so that the bunker can be totally sealed. This would have meant the air inside would have just been re circulated.       Another two pictures showing the filtration equipment and some of the…

Fareham Borough Council bunker Decommissioned
General / October 7, 2017

The old emergency centre is on the Fort Fareham industrial estate, quite a lot of the old fort is still visible, as you drive on the the industrial estate the old magazine which holds the bunker is set back of the road on the left handside, the visit which took place on 28th March 2001 was organized by Keith Ward and attended by a number of Subbrit members. Behind the caravan you come to the main entrance, two large concrete and steel blast doors of the usual design, they are 8 inches thick and must over half a ton each. These two doors are usually hidden by two wooden doors.   Though I don’t have any photo’s of the next part of the bunker, there is a small ish room, (reception area) with some filtration equipment still in plac e. Just off to the right are another three magazines which were also part of the emergency centre, (a photo of this can be seen on the Subbrit web site).This picture shows the the entrance to the plant room, there were two generators in this room, and though have long gone the mounting brackets are still there, at the other end of this…