The Bunker at Hatfield Police Station
Site of the former de Havilland Aircraft Company
A location that started life as a small airfield, the site took off to become a key asset during the second World War. The location was vital to protecting the United Kingdom, it was the birthplace of the jet airliner and played host to royalty during its operation.
Just a few of the original buildings remain today, with the main admin building now protecting the community once again and serving as Hatfield Police Station.
Within the Police Station, positioned next to a glorious marble staircase, lies a single staircase leading down underground.
Here lies the Bunker at Hatfield Police Station - the very place that provided a place of safety to Geoffrey de Havilland himself during the war.
The bunker is split into four rooms -
- The Air Raid Shelter
- The Art Deco Room
- The War Room
- The Police Room
The very purpose is to provide a facility open to school groups to come and understand how important their local area was in the war effort, whilst giving them a fun, exciting and memorable experience.
To keep the local history alive and inspire those living amongst it, the Bunker has been revived to serve as a museum and educational facility for all to enjoy.
Further information about the community project will follow here soon.
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