Harpur Hill is now home to the UK Health and Safety Executive Laboratories, but was formerly a World War II bomb store, RAF 28 MU Harpur Hill. Its an interesting site to say the least.
Take a virtual tour of RAF Ventnor Chain Home Radar Station on the Isle of Wight as it is today.
A rare visit to the R3 ROTOR Bunker, the surface R12 building and the remaining, but decommissioned, type 85 radar at RAF Neatishead which is still operational, but was scaled down to a RRH (remote radar head) in 2004.
This is the bunker complex from where Admiral Karl Dönitz commanded the German U-Boat’s towards the end of WWII. It is now mostly derelict, but the underground bunker remains intact.
Brdy Klondajk was a former soviet Surface to Air Missile base – rumoured at one point to have held a secret deployment of nuclear warheads targeted at West Germany
Parc lead mine – a wet cold and rapidly deteriorating place that was the location of the Bidston Tidal Experiment which aimed to measure the tilt of the coastline due to the movement of the tides.
At the break up of the Soviet Union Ukraine was left with many Missile Launch Silos such as this, most are now full of concrete, but this one remains as a museum. It is identical to the ones in Russia today which still contain missiles targeted at the west.
The second of two civil defence bunkers we managed to find our way into. Its amazing what is down here and all pretty easy to see in this video as the electricity was still on in this bunker so we switched the lights on.
This video takes you on a trip along the path of the Clove underground river in Kiev. We entered about 3km outside of the city centre and exited in the main shopping area, much to the surprise of the late night shoppers.
Under Kiev a mass of drains, underground rivers, metro tunnels, bunkers and cable shafts link the under ground world with the surface. This is a short video of our afternoon exploring some of them.
Whilst doing some drone filming in Normandy for a documentary on Pegasus bridge we had some time off and put it to good use looking for disused World War II bunkers on the Normandy beaches.
This is the bunker complex from where Admiral Karl Dönitz commanded the German U-Boat’s towards the end of WWII. It is now mostly derelict, but the underground bunker remains intact if you can find the small concealed entrance in the woodland.
A video of Maen Offeren Slate Quarry above the North Wales town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It depicts the quarry’s gradual decline both underground and on the surface using video and photographs collected over the last 10 years.
In amongst these roads that go nowhere, buildings that were never built and street lights that waited patiently to light the businesses that never came there is a secret……