Do you really want me to comment on your new website on the Miing History list?
It is very good
Best Wishes - Tony Oldham
26 Railway Terrace
> Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:58:34 +0000
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> Subject: Burlington and New web site
> To: [log in to unmask]
> I''m pleased to advise that I have launched a new website its the same
> address www.moorebooks.co.uk but with new software that should make it more
> user friendly its taken a while to get it just right and would welcome any
> comments regarding it
> Nick Catfords Book Burlington will be available from Next Week and I'm
> offering it as post free up until Christmas
> *Burlington - The Central Government War Headquarters at Corsham - £24.99 -
> *Nick Catford, HB ,224pp, 250 x250
> (Folly Books description) For fifty years the bunker now known as
> 'Burlington' was the most secret place in Britain.
> In the early 1950s it was felt that an alternative seat of government
> should be available in case London become untenable in the event of a
> nuclear war. In 1954 the scheme was approved and construction work began.
> The bunker at Corsham in north-west Wiltshire would be the size of a small
> town and accommodate over 4,000 ministers and civil servants including the
> Prime Minister and War Cabinet, the Chiefs of Staff, the Ministry of
> Defence and Joint Intelligence Committee as well as all the other military
> and civil government departments such as the Air Ministry, Foreign Office,
> Home Office and so on, required both to prosecute the war and oversee
> post-attack civil reconstruction. It would have a power station, water
> works, sewage works, a telephone exchange, ventilating systems, and
> catering facilities allowing it to operate in a closed down condition for
> up to ninety days.
> The bunker had a number of code-names during its life time - Subterfuge,
> Stockwell, Burlington, Turnstile, Chanticleer and Peripheral, but
> 'Burlington' is the name that it is remembered by.
> This book tells the fascinating story of 'Burlington' from its inception in
> the early 1950s until 2004 when the site was finally declassified. It is a
> large-format volume and contains approximately 400 colour photographs, maps
> and plans accompanied by comprehensive captions and an authoritative text.
> Nick Catford was granted unprecedented access to this highly sensitive site
> in order to compile the collection of images reproduced in this book.
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