Inside a Cold War bunker with its own power supply hidden in the Welsh countryside

A network of nuclear bunkers used during the Cold War have been discovered in rural Wales – and they were even used as parts for Doctor Who

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A brave explorer has uncovered a secret web of nuclear bunkers hidden in the Welsh countryside that was used during the Cold War and recently became the basis for an episode of the Doctor. Who.

Jay Curtis, 32, stumbled across the interesting discovery late last year when he noticed the net was hidden in the countryside in Brackla, Bridgend.

And when the explorer, from Wales, investigated the area, he found nuclear blast gates, as well as air purification systems, generators and water and diesel storage.

The bunkers also contained eight secret magazine bunkers built to protect high explosives located in the Brackla Munitions Factory, where 40,000 men worked during the Second World War.

Secret cellars are hidden in the countryside


Jam Press Vid / Jay Curtis)

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Jay explored the area and shared the find on his YouTube channel, Jay Curtis Explores, where he said: “Now this place might look like any normal industrial park, but with World War I Monday is imminent in England, this has become one of the most secretive sites in South Wales – and there’s plenty of other hidden history left over if you know where to look.

“Inside the bunker is a maze of staff rooms, beds, canteens, entertainment, offices, contact centers – you name it. This bunker remains locked and forgotten on the hillside.”

The Royal Arms Factory ceased production of explosives in 1945 and the site was abandoned until the 1960s, when the Department of Defense (MOD) turned part of the site into a nuclear command bunker for South Wales. .

Although the bunker looks completely abandoned and reclaimed by nature, with leaves and plants growing around it, Jay revealed it still has its own power source.

Jay Curtis discovered bunkers on his YouTube channel


Jam Press Vid / Jay Curtis)

Jay added: “You can tell by the well-maintained street and new locks that the place is still very much in use.”

It’s currently unclear who is using the location, but it was previously used as a filming location for Doctor Who and Torchwood, where crews were given access to episodes featuring Cybermen villains brought to life. symbolic.

According to Jay, everything inside the locked bunker is “working as usual”.

Standing outside the entrance, Jay explained: “That bizarre-looking square building behind me is actually the entrance to the magazine tunnel, but this new entrance has been supplemented with the impending threat of a nuclear attack – hence the air filtration system, internal generators, water and diesel storage, and a series of nuclear blast doors. “

The magazine bunkers and tunnels have been abandoned for years


Jam Press Vid / Jay Curtis)

The magazine tunnels are also still intact and “scattered across the landscape”.

“Many people have been filled up, but two or three above ground entrances give an idea of ​​the secret past this hillside once had,” says Jay.

“It is in these dark tunnels that thousands upon thousands of tons of explosives will be piled up to the ceiling, hidden from enemies and threats from above.”

And further down the hillside, Jay found the remains of more tunnels, with the main entrance and ventilation shafts now filled in.

Main monitoring room inside the bunker


Jam Press / Jay Curtis)

Speaking after sharing his video, he said: “I was completely surprised when I discovered this when I was looking for evidence of the tunnels of the former weapons factory and did not expect it by accident. Found the bunkers in the forest.

“The feeling below ground is very strange. You can’t hear anything from life on the ground.

“The humid environment inside the bunker bears little resemblance to its substantial past – just a chemical toilet, a cupboard, some BT junction boxes and wiring, and the rest of the pumps. water can be found inside.”

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