Historic England has awarded listed building status to a homemade nuclear fall-out shelter, erected in the owner's back garden in 1982.

The bunker (which is only a few years older than I am) has been deemed historically significant as it is one of the few surviving reminders of the impact the Cold War threat had on the public.

Historic England has described the bunker as  

" ...a rare example of a private nuclear shelter as very few are known to survive. It vividly illustrates public anxiety during a period of heightened tension towards the end of the Cold War and therefore fully merits being Grade II listed."

That said, as a 'relic' of the 80s myself,  I am struggling to come to terms with the era having become a period of 'historic interest' quite so quickly!