Andy Lewis of Old Sarum, England dug up a manhole just like on the TV show lost. The 3 bedroom house built on an old airfield was hiding a 30 by 50 foot bunker abandoned since the second world war.
The 1950s house, in Old Sarum, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, was formerly owned by the Ministry of Defence and was built on the site of a disused airfield. Mr Lewis, 36, an employment adviser, and his partner Fiona Marks, 27, have been told by a local historian that the bunker may have been used during the two world wars as storage for water, fuel or gas.
Another suggestion is that it was built as a base for a Home Guard resistance force had the Nazis invaded Britain.
As for the items Mr Lewis found, the only explanation that has emerged is that they belonged to children who may have used the bunker to play in after the house was built.
The couple were clearing a section of the garden where they were planning to build a play area for their children – Megan, six, Ellie, two and 14-month-old Alfred – when Mr Lewis’s garden fork struck metal and the manhole was exposed.
Andy is thinking about using the bunker as a game room or a pub…
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