A reopened secret wartime bunker that was used by Churchill and staffed by WRNS and WAAF personnel offers an educational day out – and the cheapest cup of tea in the land
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With Gary Oldman Oscar nominated for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, the UK’s war-time leader is in focus. Churchill was a frequent visitor to Western Approaches, the secret bunker under Liverpool that has been reopened by Chester-based social enterprise group Big Heritage. It was the nerve centre to coordinate the Battle of the Atlantic and staffed mainly by Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, (WAAFs). The bunker is in the basement of an office building in Moorfields, Liverpool’s business quarter, but is just five minutes from Pier Head and the waterfront. Combine it with a visit to the Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum, opening on 9 February, for a thoroughly educational day out.
Source: The Guardian