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    Over 1,500 of these small bunkers were built at various points around the country during the Cold War. They were designed to house three members of the Royal Observer Corps, whose job it would be to use supplied equipment to gauge the bomb power and ground zero of a nuclear blast and report back to a group H.Q. The posts were built to a similar design, with a single monitoring room 15ft below ground, which was accessed by a ladder with a hatch on the surface. Internally, the furniture, bunk beds, communications and monitoring equipment remained standard. The posts began closing in the late 1960s with the last few remaining operational until 1992. Many of the posts have now been destroyed or are in poor condition due to vandalism, most of the remaining ones are on the edges of fields or areas of unused scrub land at the side of roads or foot paths.



    I was on my way to my main explore and this was a little stop off on the way, nothing major but a intresting little piece of history all the same - i really do love these places.

    Some pictures i took on the day:

    DSC_0027 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    DSC_0023 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    DSC_0021 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    DSC_0015 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    DSC_0017 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    DSC_0018 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    DSC_0020 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    DSC_0006 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

    Finally a small video(for me) of my time here:


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    Good work Taz. Can't beat a bit of ROC post action. Quite a clean post that one.

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    Nice one taz.love a nice roc post.been a few myself.bet betty would have struggled inside here ☺
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Good one and untrashed so to speak
    May the shadow of Murphy never darken your door."
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    Forgotten Fairmile
    Spuds Rural Explorations
    The Church explorer

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    You got some sweet shots Taz, the one looking down the access shaft was a bit different, Thanks
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    I went past one of those recently, I may check it out this weekend. :D

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    Might be trashed but it's still pretty clean.Great video.

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    Any idea what was int he GPO branded cardboard box?

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