Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston
Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker - http://www.hackgreen.co.uk/ - near Nantwich took visitors back in time over the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018. It was the first time that Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker had hosted two ‘Soviet Threat’ events in the same year.
‘Soviet Threat’ recreated how lives were lived by both Western and Eastern forces either side of the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.
There was a display of military vehicles outside the bunker, but due to an ‘Amber’ weather warning of rain and wind the Soviet Army Forces and British Army re-enactors moved inside the bunker. This also allowed them to keep a check on each other and monitor any possible nuclear attacks. There were also re-enactors from the Malayan Emergency and the Gulf War.
Several re-enactors were interviewed for a forthcoming episode of the ‘Cold War Conversations’ podcast, produced in conversation with those that experienced the Cold War and those who are fascinated by it: https://coldwarconversations.wordpress.com/
The event was organised by Lucy Siebert the Museum Director at Hack Green Nuclear Bunker, Eleanore Hill-Bruce of Event Plan who specialise in historical events across the country and keen local historians.