Graham Bate was 30-year-old Civil Servant when he built his own nuclear bunker in the garden of his rural home 20 miles outside Hull in the UK.
It was here that the Bate family expected to survive for at least 3 weeks after a nuclear attack.
We speak with Graham Bate and his son Conrad who was 5 years old when the bunker was built and has vivid memories of the period.
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I am delighted to welcome Graham and Conrad Bate to our Cold War conversation…
Special thanks to Al McCann who helped facilitate this episode. Please visit his website Northern Ireland’s Secret Bunker. A Cold War ‘Living’ Museum situated in County Armagh https://www.facebook.com/nibunker/
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