'Churchill's secret Army', a network of secret volunteers based in secret underground bunkers, had a unit in Wold Newton. Its function was to fight a rearguard action after an invasion force had swept inland from the coast. Its existence, the identities of those who served in it and the location of the bunker were all secret and known only to the members of the unit themselves and a single liaison officer.
The Wold Newton bunker, the floor level of which was 15 feet beneath the ground and reached through a hidden hatch leading to a shaft and then a tunnel, had mattress supports for four bunks.
The identities of the patrol members remain unknown although the liaison officers in the area are known to have been Captain DS Parker, Lt S Fisk and Lt W Riggall, the latter coming from Hatcliffe, 3 miles away.