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Buy It. Sell It. Nuclear Bomb It. eBay.co.uk March 1, 2010

Posted by bitchwantstea in Bizarre.
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Got a passion for history?  Fancy a little bolt-hole in the picturesque English countryside?  For a bargain £19,000, you could purchase your very own nuclear bunker in the Derbyshire Dales.

According to the description in its listing on Ebay, the bunker “opened in September 1959 and was usually staffed by 3 personnel working in shifts and was fully operational until 1991.”

“The bunker is accessed via a metal hatch and shaft. There is an access ladder to a depth of 15ft which leads to two rooms, one for the chemical toilet and a large monitoring room 15ft x 7ft 6ins, which was previously used as a monitoring room in the event of a nuclear attack. A ventilation shaft with two louvered vents is located alongside the entrance shaft with a second ventilation shaft at the other end of the room.”

The lucky buyer also gets a “desk, chair, siren box, enamel bucket, BPI mounting board, copper earthing straps along the top two walls (unique to master posts), jerry cans, rope for hauling heavy items up the shaft, sump grill and sump pump, cupboard with some domestic items.”

We don’t know what half of those things are, but they sound EXCITING!  Of course, the auction still has seven days to go, with forty-four bids so far.  It would certainly make an interesting dinner party location!

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