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#955654 - 20th Jul 2015 4:42pm Dover WW 2 tunnels
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33591657

I gather it was the National Trust who got these opened: perhaps we should ask them to open Tranmere.
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#955656 - 20th Jul 2015 5:19pm Re: Dover WW 2 tunnels [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33591657

I gather it was the National Trust who got these opened: perhaps we should ask them to open Tranmere.

An excellent idea Chris.

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#955682 - 20th Jul 2015 6:49pm Re: Dover WW 2 tunnels [Re: chriskay]
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That video was brilliant.

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#955688 - 20th Jul 2015 8:11pm Re: Dover WW 2 tunnels [Re: chriskay]
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Urban Explorers got in there about 8 years ago and there have been a number of "visits" since.

Full marks to the National Trust for preservation AND access to our countries heritage.
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#955734 - 21st Jul 2015 10:25am Re: Dover WW 2 tunnels [Re: chriskay]
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#955751 - 21st Jul 2015 3:42pm Re: Dover WW 2 tunnels [Re: Gibbo]
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The Stockport Air Raid Shelters are good.


Yes, they've done a good job there. I think it was the Council who opened them up.
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#955797 - 21st Jul 2015 11:51pm Re: Dover WW 2 tunnels [Re: chriskay]
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Were the ones in Tranmere ever used?

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#955802 - 22nd Jul 2015 3:13am Re: Dover WW 2 tunnels [Re: chriskay]
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I don't think they officially opened as they were completed after the air raids finished. However it is known that people did shelter in them, possibly unofficially and certainly before they were completed.

The tunnels would have had an official ticketing system but in reality during the war people wouldn't have been turned away unless they had become over-crowded which was unlikely.
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