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Britain’s Secret Underground City of Burlington

Britain’s Secret Underground City of Burlington

 

Britain’s Secret Underground City of Burlington

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You’d never guess that below a charming historic market in Wiltshire, England is an entire underground city inside a system of limestone caves. And it’s not dank and primitive. Built in the 1950s to house 4,000 central Government employees during a nuclear strike, the mile-long facility with sixty miles of roadways has kitchens, laundry facilities, its own pub and even a communications hub from which the Prime Minister would have addressed the nation in the event of a real attack.

The Burlington Bunker can withstand bombs, radiation and poison gas, and was designed to sustain its inhabitants for a three-month stretch. In fact, it boasted an underground lake (now drained) to provide fresh water, and a secret rail line from London for the English Royal Family. Virtually no one knew about the existence of Burlington until 2004, when it was decommissioned – now there are photos, videos and maps available online

by http://weburbanist.com/

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