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Plessey's Ilford Factory

In September 1940, the Plessey works in Vicarage Lane, Ilford was manufacturing component parts for for Rolls Royce Merlin aero engines. On the night of the 18th, the Luftwaffe did terrible bombing damage to the machine shops. 388 ord igjen

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Gravesham Civil Defence Bunker

Hats off to the team of volunteers from Thames Defence Heritage, who have rescued this chilling piece of modern history and restored it to how it might have been, back in the days of the Cold War. 704 ord igjen

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The Tower Subway

Well I like to think I know my way around London but I was totally unaware of this particular feat of Victorian engineering. About 200 metres upstream from Tower Bridge, there’s a tunnel under the Thames. 266 ord igjen

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Brunel's Thames Tunnel

Between  Rotherhithe and Wapping runs a 400 metres long, straight tunnel, now accommodating the London Overground railway (formerly the East London line).  This was the first tunnel to be put under a river, anywhere in the world. 363 ord igjen

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New Tavern Fort

New Tavern Fort, Milton, Gravesend was originally built in 1780, to complement the much older Tilbury Fort, to protect the Thames against marauding ships trying to reach London. 161 ord igjen

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Belsize Park and Camden Town

Two more deep shelters.

Whilst in North London, locating ‘Paddock’, I took a quick look at the two northernmost deep shelters. Only at street level, there was no opportunity to go below. 198 ord igjen

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Paddock, Dollis Hill

Nothing whatsoever to do with horses. Paddock was a bomb-proof standby replacement for Whitehall’s WW2 Cabinet War Room. In case things got too dangerous in Central London. 309 ord igjen

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