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Desk, chair, enamel bucket, BT landline

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Anyone who's looking for a no-frills bolthole with a Cold War heritage might like to check out a 1959 vintage Royal Observer Corps nuclear bunker, set in "an elevated position with panoramic views over the Derbyshire Dales".

Views of the ROC nuclear bunker

The winning eBay bidder for this prime piece of real estate will secure the 50 x 50ft plot above the bunker, another 16 x 16ft piece of land "which was the original site of the ROC hut", plus "desk, chair, siren box, enamel bucket" and a handy rope "for hauling heavy items up the shaft".

The interior consists of a chemical toilet and a "large monitoring room" measuring 15ft x 7ft 6ins.

There's no mains 'leccy - lighting being provided by a 12V system - but the facility does boast one luxury: a BT landline. Alternatively, you might like to do your communicating with the outside world via the original doomwatch teletalk device.

Bidding for the complex currently stands at £19,500 with just over six days to run on the auction. ®

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