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UK news Five of Cambridgeshire's creepiest abandoned buildings and their stories last minute news

MetiNews.Com - From an abandoned bunker to a creepy looking home

UK news Five of Cambridgeshire's creepiest abandoned buildings and their stories last minute news
01 August 2020 - 13:56

Breaking News ! Cambridgeshire is a county full of history, from stunning University buildings to ancient churches and cathedrals. But what about the buildings which are no longer bustling with life? From an abandoned bunker to a disused hospital, Cambridgeshire is home to some pretty creepy looking buildings. We've taken an in-depth look at some of the county's most curious deserted places and the stories which go alongside them. Continue reading to find out more.... 1. Soviet-era Cambridge This grey concrete block above is what remains of Cambridge's surviving nuclear-era relics. It was considered so important it was once surrounded by a 10ft high wire fence. Its name is RSG4, and if nuclear warheads had rained down on Cambridge during the cold-war tensions of the 50s, it would have become the bomb-proof HQ for all local government agencies. The military, police, civic authorities and other emergency services, hence RSG – regional seat of government. Read More Related Articles Most and least expensive places to buy a home in Cambridgeshire revealed Read More Related Articles 'Tied up in Thetford Forest' - Listen to Cambs woman's chilling secret phone call about ways to have ex killed As the missiles were detected heading in, a carefully pre-selected group of people would make their way there, go inside, and seal themselves in. When former Cambridge News journalist Chris Elliott visited the site in 2000 he said: "The external walls are made of reinforced concrete, five feet thick, with no openings or vents. "There had to be no chance of any radioactivity leaking inside. For that reason, it was the only building in Cambridge in which no insects lived – no spiders, no ants, no moths. Nothing could penetrate its defences." 2. Bunker number two Meanwhile Cambridgeshire County Council base Shire Hall also has a defunct nuclear bunker. These days it's used to store records but it still retains features from the nuclear era. The entrance to the bunker, located next to an underground car park, is an airlock with two blast doors at either end. The bunker also has two areas, including a living area and an operations area, all designed to keep 30 to 40 people safe.

. View gallery It also has a kitchen, dining room and an office for those in command. It even has a broadcast room, where information about operations received could be televised to the public. 3. Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield This Ministry of Defence (MOD) site was vacated by the Royal Engineers in March 2013. Comprising grassland, woodland and a 23-acre lake, it was once used by the army to test amphibious vehicles. The site also houses airplane runways, hangars, art deco office blocks and accommodation buildings and various metal structures, such as the old water tower. It may look like a desolate wasteland but it is set to become a £2.5bn 'Silicon Valley' style township, complete with marina facilities and three schools. 4. Papworth Hospital (Image: Cambridge News) Looking at the photos of the old Papworth Everard site of the Royal Papworth Hospital it seems like it has been empty for years. It was closed in May this year with the completion of its new facilities in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The only sign of life is now the heavy security around the perimeter and the occasional training exercise by Cambridgeshire police and the county's fire and rescue teams. 5. A creepy St Neots home (Image: Warren Gunn) An abandoned house in St Neots  has been creeping out residents drawn to its macabre exterior. With a long winding driveway overgrown with weeks and broken windows, it's more like a set from a horror movie than a home. If you ever venture by, watch out for the eerie faces at the window. In the past locals potted dolls hanging from the back of the dilapidated home and spooky faces pressed against the window. It is situated on Washbank Road bank of the River Ouse and is considered by some to be the creepiest in Cambridgeshire. It's believed the house has since been renovated...

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UK news Five of Cambridgeshire's creepiest abandoned buildings and their stories last minute news


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UK news Five of Cambridgeshire's creepiest abandoned buildings and their stories last minute news


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