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WW2 bunker found under Middlesbrough back garden

WW2 bunker found under Middlesbrough back garden

The bunker was partially flooded and had to be cleared of water
A hidden World War Two bunker has been discovered under the back garden of a house in Middlesbrough.Chris Scott was having his Marton Avenue home renovated when he decided to investigate what he thought was a drain cover. But it turned out to be the entrance to a concrete-lined, two-room bunker, big enough for more than 50 people.The married father-of-one, 40, said he plans to turn the bunker into a wine cellar or an office."Our neighbours had mentioned something about a bunker, but to be honest we didn't think any more about it," Mr Scott said.
"When my builder suggested having a look at what was under the cover, we opened it up and saw a 10ft metal ladder leading down into the darkness."We initially used our mobile phones to look round and couldn't believe what we saw."
Mr Scott thought he had a drain cover in his garden
Mr Scott says the bunker is big enough for at least 50 people
A wooden door separated the bunker's two rooms
A makeshift wooden table was found in one of the rooms
The bunker was partially filled with water, but after it was drained two rooms measuring about 4m x 4m were revealed, which were separated by a wooden door.A homemade wooden table had also survived.Mr Scott added: "We expected it to be quite small, but once we got through the metal blast door were were very surprised."There were still a lot of electrics in place and some snorkel-type devices which must have there to help people breathe."It is thought the bunker was used to hold people during bombing raids.
Middlesbrough
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