Fancy attending a Charity Ghost Hunt whilst raising vital funds for our doggies at BDH?
Book up now and join The Haunted Happenings Team on Sunday April 23rd and plunge into the Darkness of Drakelow Tunnels, a former top secret underground military complex, for what could be the most exciting 4 hours imaginable!
23rd April 2017 at Drakelow Tunnels in Kidderminster
£20 per person
All ticket prices will be donated to BDH from the lovely team at Haunted Happenings Ltd
View their Official Facebook page HERE to find out more:
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Or call the Haunted Happenings Team on 0115 972 0570 / 07837 845 912
A few of the BDH staff are sure to be attending so we look forward to seeing you there!!
Drakelow Tunnels history:
Drakelow Tunnels are a former Top Secret underground military complex beneath Kingsford Country Park north of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. The tunnels were built between 1941-1942 as a Shadow Factory for the Rover car company. Parts for aircraft engines were machined in the 3.5 miles of tunnels throughout WWII. After WWII the tunnels began producing parts for tank engines until 1958 when the tunnels were handed over to the Ministry of Supply, and later Ministry of Works.
In 1961 the British Government converted half of the tunnels into a top secret facility, designated: Regional Seat of Goverment 9 (R.S.G. 9). Drakelow, along with 12 other facilities scattered across the U.K. formed a national network of highly classified Nuclear Bunkers, that the British Goverment would operate the country from, in the event of Nuclear War.
In 1980, Drakelow was re-designated: Regional Government Headquarters 9.2 (R.G.H.Q. 9.2). The tunnels were also upgraded and Blast Doors and Air Locks installed to bring the complex up to full Nuclear Bunker status. Throughout the 1980's Drakelow operated under complete secrecy until the end of the Cold War in 1990. In 1993, the Ministry of Defence deemed the facility surplus to requirements, and the entire complex was decommissioned and sold.
Drakelow Tunnels Preservation Trust:
The Drakelow Tunnels Preservation Trust was originally established in 1997 as the "Friends of Drakelow Tunnels" and this was changed in 2000 to its current name. The goal of the Trust is the same as it was back in 1997, to restore the entire complex to a fully operational condition. The Drakelow Tunnels Preservation Trust is a non-profit organization, and any donations made to the Trust are used to buy tools and essential supplies needed to restore the complex.
Since 2000 the "Trust" has run regular work parties at the weekends in order to speed up the restoration. The "Trust" is made up from skilled professionals, tradesmen and members of the public, who give up their own free time to restore the Tunnels, so others can visit this once highly classified top secret installation.
Click HERE to view the work carried out at Drakelow Tunnels to enable visitors to come to tunnels on Tours and Ghost Hunts. The official Facebook page can be viewed HERE .