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    I forgot to post this one, visited this post at the beginning of April. As you can see this too is sadly burnt out. Why do they do this? Where ever I go I normally check to see if there are any ROC posts in the vicinity, may be one day I'll come across a half decent one.

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    “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

    Thanks for looking

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    Hello old friend. Yes - burnt out by the local yobs. What a shame. Otherwise this would have been a really clean little post.

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    Bloody hell they didn't mess around torching this post,still you did well to see what was left.Thanks for sharing.

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    Pretty well messed up this one is.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Great photos jsp77! I enjoy exploring ROC posts; the climbing in and out is fun :) be warned if you visit the St Ives one - I went back recently and got shouted at by a woman who lives in the house nearby.. I tried to explain what I was up to but she was having none of it lol

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    Thanks for the heads up Rubex, will definitely have a look at some point.

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    What a mess :(
    There's one near me that's like this now
    Excellent photos :)
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