The Bunker Project gathered people’s memories of these spaces in and around Cambridge. There were several outcomes to the project, including video footage of the interviews conducted, a website displaying our research and an exhibition in collaboration with the Cambridge Library Cambridgeshire Collection.
In the course of meeting people and sharing memories, something we became fascinated by was the extensive system of exercises that rehearsed ‘post-attack scenarios’ during the Cold War. These drills trained a wide variety of personnel, from volunteers in the Royal Observer Corps to local government workers, in a variety of tasks to enable the continued functioning of government administration, for the purposes of coordinating rescue, where possible, across the UK.
The project culminated in a performance event at The Junction, and catalysed the ideas for the project that became 3rd Ring Out.
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