St. Margaret'sSt. Margaret's Bay
Photo by Neal Harley
An RAF R1 Rotor bunker dating from the early 1950s. The site was closed in 1960 although under `care and maintenance' until 1981. The site was maintained throughout this time although the radar was removed, leading to conjecture that it was Dover District Council's emergency control centre - apparently untrue.
In 1982 contractors moved onto the site, sealing off the bunker, demolishing the all-surface works except for the entrance bungalow. This was sold off for private habitation. The site is now part of a National Trust nature reserve - all that remains is the bungalow and the occasional remnant of fencing.
[Source: David Mapley]
Photo by Keith Ward
BT exchange: entrance (lift shaft) to underground tunnels at start of cross-channel telecom cables.
(This site is about half a mile from the Rotor site, and not connected in any way.)
Last updated 1st November 1998
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