RAF BARNHAM NUCLEAR WEAPON STORAGE SITE WATCH TOWER

Barnham Nuclear Storage Site (NSS) was active during the early part of the Cold War and was one of only two such facilities built in the UK to store the BLUE DANUBE free-fall nuclear bomb. The nuclear storage site was built during the mid-1950s to maintain the BLUE DANUBE away from the V-Bomber bases as well as holding the 'second strike' stock should nuclear war break out. The other site was at RAF Faldingworth in Lincolnshire, which is also partially detailed on this site.

This is Southern, main gate watchtower; it has been fully restored due to the hard work of the Organisations and people involved. These overlooked the whole site and gave a great vantage point into the sterile area. The military personnel would have stood guard in each location for 30 minutes then would rotate to the next location.

I photographed this site as part of an ongoing documentation of the Cold war and what is now left in East Anglia last summer and plan to carry on making work to make full documentation of what is now left.