Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuclear bunker bidding war begins

The former Cold War station has attracted more than 40 bids online
The former Cold War station has attracted more than 40 bids online

A Cold War nuclear bunker has been put up for auction on eBay.

The underground bunker in Derbyshire's Peak District went on sale with a starting price of £500, but that has soared to £18,000 after attracting more than 40 bids.

The bunker was built in 1959 and operated by the Royal Observer Corps as a post from which nuclear fall-out could be monitored.

According to the seller, the bunker was fully operational until 1991 and is "set in a stunning location with glorious views".

The vendor added: "A rare opportunity to acquire a piece of Cold War history. Your own nuclear bunker within a plot of land and much original equipment.

"The bunker is in an elevated position with panoramic views over the Derbyshire Dales."

The seller said that the bunker was designated as a "master post". It is 15ft underground and is reached via a metal hatch and shaft. It has two rooms, a chemical toilet and monitoring room, and two ventilation shafts.

It has a phone line and the vendor is also throwing in a desk, chair, siren box, enamel bucket, copper earthing straps along the top two walls and jerry cans.

The auction ends on March 7.

Press Association

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