Merseyside was the most important port in Britain outside London during the Second World War;   heavy bombing had immobilised London’s port facilities, and so the Mersey became even more important to the British war effort.

Aerial photograph of a bombing run
 
Western Approaches Western Approaches As a struggle, the Battle of the Atlantic is symbolic of the scale of the global war in which nations had to fight against the enemy on land or sea thousands
of miles from home. The successful transportation of troops and materials was as crucial as battle itself.
Western Approaches

Development

Below is a selection of photographs taken before and after the Walton Group transformed the Bunker back to its original state. The photographs show the amount of work undertaken, and attention to detail.

 
The GPO Frame Room during restoration Western Approaches The room restored with the GPO racks installed
The GPO Frame Room during restoration
 
The room restored with the GPO racks installed
 
The Control Cabin seen here in a derelict state Western Approaches The same after restoration and introduction of artefacts
The Control Cabin seen here in a derelict state
 
The same after restoration and introduction of artefacts
 
The Main Operations Room showing its derelict state Western Approaches The Operations Room showing its restored condition
The Main Operations Room showing its derelict state
 
The Operations Room showing its restored condition
 
The electrical switchgear during restoration Western Approaches The electrical switchgear after restoration
The electrical switchgear during restoration
 
The same after restoration
 
The cinema as it was in 1992 Western Approaches The cinema completed prior to opening
The cinema as it was in 1992
 
The cinema completed prior to opening
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