Coulsdon Deep Shelter - Feb 2016

The History has been said many time about this locations, so I won’t go into great detail. You can get a very detailed write up anyway if you look this shelter on Google, so I’m not going to try and compete with that.

  • It was constructed in 1941
  • It was bough by Cox, Hargreaves and Thomson Ltd, a manufacturing company that made Optical Equipment. They operated from the 1950s to the 1960s. However the moisture and cold made the tunnel unusable for manufacturing high precision equipment.
  • It was bought by a motor vehicle repair company but they moved out for the same reasons sometime later.
  • It was sealed up and left for years before being opened up at sometime later.