Hopes of significant wartime discovery dashed

Inside the underground shelter on Beach Green
Inside the underground shelter on Beach Green

HOPES that an underground shelter at Beach Green could have been a Second-World-War command post were dashed when cameras captured what was inside.

It is now believed that the structure could have been used by air-raid wardens.

History enthusiast Andrew Egginton had hoped the shelter could have been opened up for educational purposes.

“Since I got photos of the inside of the bunker I am very disappointed, he said.”

“But Lancing has a Second-World-War shelter, which is a little unusual to be still left as it was built some 70 years ago.

“It would be a pity if we didn’t investigate if we could make it possible for those that are interested in history to have the chance to go inside, especially if we could open it up spending no money.”