I grew up in the Cold War climate, but was too young and self-centered to be really worried. Now I worry about everything - I guess age does that to some of us.
|The bunker in section.|
The Soviet Union disintegrated in the late 80´s and the ROC was retired in 1991. The bunker was empty and abandoned between 1992 and 2000, when English Heritage recognized its historical value and turned it into a museum. We really enjoyed our visit, and so did everyone else - many lingered in the bunker after the official tour was over. I think these museums serve as a useful reminder of a time with a very different spirit; I sincerely hope that we never have to face those kinds of fears again.
|The Control room.|
|Our very charming and informative guide, Anna Hughes.|
|I feel rather old seeing gadgets like these exhibited; I remembering working on similar ones.|
|A carpet chronicling the Cuban Missile Crisis.|