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The Underground Factories were planned in haste and panic and propelled to reality by Lord Beaverbrook.

Spring Quarry, designed as a dispersal factory for the Bristol Aircraft Company, was the greatest and during its short life cost the tax payer £20,000,000.

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Olga Lehmann was commissioned to decorate the canteens in Spring Quarry. Click on the button below to see the murals.

Olga Lehmann's murals




The Underground Factories

Spring Quarry

Spring Quarry as it was in February 1942 showing the area that was to become 'Burlington' during the Cold War. Note the position of Box Tunnel which runs along the northern edge of the quarry.

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