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    Default ROC Post Brent Pelham -May 2016


    Been meaning to visit here for sometime and finally found some spare time. The hatch was hiding in the undergrowth and I could just make it out. This was very dry inside with not much left. There has been a fire at some point.

    History by Wikipedia

    “Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps’ nuclear reporting role and operated by volunteers during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991.

    In all but a very few instances the posts were built to a standard design consisting of a 14-foot-deep access shaft, a toilet/store and a monitoring room.

    A third of the total number of posts were closed in 1968 during a reorganisation and major contraction of the ROC. Several others closed over the next 40 years as a result of structural difficulties i.e. persistent flooding, or regular vandalism. The remainder of the posts were closed in 1991 when the majority of the ROC was stood down following the break-up of the Communist Bloc. Many have been demolished or adapted to other uses but the majority still exist, although in a derelict condition.”

    On with the photos

    1 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    2 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    3 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    4 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    5 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    6 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    7 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    8 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    9 by JSP 77, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking


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    Always nice to see an ROC post, that one is particularly well camouflaged, quite a few of em attract the firebugs and brain dead unfortunately, keep looking and you'll find a nice one and I'll enjoy looking at your posts, Thanks
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    That's very nice + you have a bonus Orlit post there as well

    Orlit Posts - ROC
    To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain always a child....Cicero

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    I've seen worse fire damage to these posts even so can't understand why they do it Tw-ts!
    Highlight was to see a tin of Glitto ain't seen one for ages.Great shots Thanks.

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    and a nice tube of glitto.marvellous.

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    That's a nice little roc post jsp.I have only been a couple.I have got a nice one full of stuff to check out soon.nice to see you are really busy
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Always nice to see an ROC post, that one is particularly well camouflaged, quite a few of em attract the firebugs and brain dead unfortunately, keep looking and you'll find a nice one and I'll enjoy looking at your posts, Thanks
    cheers Smiler, I'll keep looking

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    That's very nice + you have a bonus Orlit post there as well

    Orlit Posts - Â*Â*Â*ROC
    Thanks oldscrote never seen this link before much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    That's a nice little roc post jsp.I have only been a couple.I have got a nice one full of stuff to check out soon.nice to see you are really busy
    cheers mikey, been about a bit lately, but not as much as I'd like.

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    That fire must have been fairly recent. It was in much better condition a couple of years ago.

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