Monthly Archives: February 2007

Epping Forest District Council Emergency Bunker

This bunker was used by the nearby airfield and used as an operations room. During the 1980’s, the local council took the bunker over and used it as an emergency centre. As always, SubBrit has an excellent piece explaining what … Continue reading

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North Weald Redoubt – Essex

The Redoubt / Mobilisation Centre at North Weald was built at the end of the 19th century. It was one of several built to provide ammuntion to protect London if war ever broke out.

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Tolly Cobbold's Cliff Brewery – Ipswich

Thomas Cobbold opened his first brewery in Harwich in 1723. The water there was rather salty, which didn’t make for a good ale. So he shipped it in from Ipswich – just up ther river. In 1746 he left Harwich … Continue reading

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