Secret war Bunker

This was a nuclear bunker set up behind the Alexandra Hospital as the Sub-Regional Control for the local government.  In the event of a nuclear disaster, representatives from the police, fire brigade, ambulance, county engineers, regional health authority, WRVS and military advisors would gather here, headed by the GMC chief Executive and his team to implement plans for the county's survival.

 

it remained as the Headquarters until 1968 when the Civil Defence Corps was disbanded and the building was taken over by Greater Manchester Council in the mid-1970s but retained its emergency use.