What a strange thing to find in a farmer's field - an underground bunker from the Cold War Era. It was a secret monitoring station to record the nuclear blast and fallout in the event of a nuclear war! Three men would have lived six feet underground in a small room and recorded what was going on above ground in the event of a nuclear strike. They would also regularly go down there and monitor and record as part of the ROC's role. There were sites like this all over the country.
It is hard to explain to a generation today how it felt growing up in the Cold War. Being told that the world could end any day and that at best we might get a "four minute warning". We would imagine what we would do in those last few minutes. We regularly saw government adverts on TV at home and at school on what to do if the warning came. The paranoia of the day is hard to explain to people today. Remember "Duck and Cover"!
How to find this site:
This Google Earth screenshot (left) shows the Last Drop Village in the Bottom Left corner of the photo.
The ROC Monitoring Station is under the Yellow Arrow.
Our thanks to Dave Burnham from Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society for telling us about this site.