Upcoming Trip: York Cold War Bunker (27NOV2011)

Worst Case Scenario by tj.blackwell

It’s time for a geeky day out!

On 27th November we’ll be going over to York to go take a look around a Cold War Bunker.

Used between 1961-1991 by Royal Observer Corps’s No. 20 Group, ROC No. 20 was built to monitor and record the effects of nuclear explosions and fallout in Yorkshire in the event of war breaking out.

ROC No. 20 is now owned by English Heritage and they’ve restored it to how it would have looked when in use – including a fully equipped operations room complete with early computers, maps and all the comms kit.

The Plan

The plan for the 27th is to meet up outside for the 11:00 tour (they last about an hour and cost £6) and then head back into York for a pint (or three). We’d love to see Leeds hackspacers, York hackers and any other interested geeks come along.

Finding the bunker

The bunker is just to the north of York city centre off Acomb Road:

It’s an easy walk or cycle from the train station or Leeds-York bus stops and parking around Acomb Road on a Sunday should be okay too.

Please don’t turn up at Monument Close – that’s where the English Heritage office is, not the bunker!

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3 Responses to Upcoming Trip: York Cold War Bunker (27NOV2011)

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  2. Dominic says:

    Would have loved to join you for this one, but unfortunately the trains don’t run early enough (plus they are a little bit pricey at £35) have a great day out guys!

    Dominic Nottingham Hackspace

  3. Alex says:

    Hi Dominic,

    Shame about that. I keep thinking we should crease the country and knock an hour off the journey time between Leeds and Nottingham, it’d be great to see more of you guys. Understand about the cost though, we’ll organise a Nottingham visit soon though if only to come and give you hugs for the donation in person. :)

    Cheers,

    Alex

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