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There was a tunnel in the village that ran from the Wouldham Court quarry to an exit alongside the Recreation Ground, roughly level with the last line of houses in Oldfield Drive.
This tunnel was originally used for part of the works tramway but was later used as an air raid shelter in World War II.
Click on the photo above to enlarge. Photo kindly provided by Wouldham Parish Council.
Old Newspaper Reports
Gloucester Citizen - Thursday September 8th 1938
The village of Wouldham, near Rochester, are converting a disused tunnel near a quarry into an air raid shelter. Working in shifts, the men are clearing away the rubbish and fallen chalk from the entrances to the tunnel. When they have finished the village will be provided with a shelter 600 feet long, with a roof of fifty feet of solid chalk. The tunnel will be lighted by electricity and ventilated. Women of the village are spending their evenings preparing stock of bandages from old sheets and pillow slips, and at school boys are making splints during their woodwork lessons. Gas masks have been fitted to about half the village's population of 1,000.
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