One of our trips out for Easter was to Broadway Tower, an 18th century folly overlooking the Vale of Evesham and beyond – it is said thirteen counties can be seen on a clear day










Broadway Tower

22 April 2011

















  Jay, Teresa and Helen assemble







  Jay and Helen on the approach to the tower




Roger and Teresa in an old gun emplacement – the Royal Observer Corps were stationed here during the Second world War 









Looking out from the tower – Roger didn’t go to the top and can be seen standing below to the right of the mound 
















  Helen and Jay










More about Broadway Tower







New since our last visit in 2002, and opened to the public for the first time last year, was the chance to see the nearby nuclear bunker, which would have been manned during the Cold War in an emergency, in order to monitor any nuclear detonations and consequent radiation




  Jay with a rotor used to calculate blast and radiation intensity


Equipment inside the bunker 





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