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Drakelow was constructed in sandstone hills near Kidderminster. Estimated costs were £285,000 and construction, which started in June, 1941 was expected to take one year.

The underground factory achieved full production in May, 1943 and the final cost was in excess of £1,000,000.

From 1955 to 1958 Drakelow was used as a transit store for redundant plant. Between 1958 and 1980 it was a Regional Seat of Government and then a Regional Government Headquarters until 1993 when it was sold off.

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The Underground Factories


Switchgear for the generators.

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