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Bunker to be preserved.

An underground Second World War bunker has been saved from the bulldozers.

The bunker, in Kenton Bar, Newcastle, was used as a underground fighter control centre in wartime and later as a civil defence centre, but was to make way for a housing development.

Newcastle councillors Ged Bell and Stephen Lambert pressed for the preservation of the bunker.

Coun Bell said: "Although work is under way on the new Central Grange housing estate, we're delighted the famous underground bunker has been preserved as a historical site."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 5, 2005
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