Discover Holbeach’s Hidden Underground Heritage

Visitors will have the rare chance to explore a hidden Cold War bunker in Holbeach as part of Lincolnshire’s annual Heritage Open Days.

Visitors will have the rare chance to explore a hidden Cold War bunker in Holbeach as part of Lincolnshire’s annual Heritage Open Days.

The free event organised by Heritage Lincolnshire takes place on Sunday 13 September from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the bunker on Washway Road, Holbeach, PE12 7PP. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book.

Visitors will be able to put on a hard hat and descend the ladder into a recent but almost forgotten chapter in Lincolnshire’s history. There will be displays about the site and the work of the Royal Observer Corps volunteers who used it to monitor in case of nuclear attack. Many of the original instruments and equipment they used have survived and will be available for visitors to see. There will even be the chance to have a go with a real air raid siren! Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak to one of the local volunteers who manned the post during the Cold War, and to find out what it was like working underground.

This event is just one of over 100 free events taking place across the county as part of Heritage Open Days, which run from Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th September. In Lincolnshire events are co-ordinated by Heritage Lincolnshire, and last year more than 26,000 visitors took part over the long weekend.

For more information on the bunker or to find out about other Heritage Open Days events near you visit www.heritagelincolnshire.org/heritage-open-days.

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