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Thread: Swallow ROC post, Lincs, February 2019

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    Default Swallow ROC post, Lincs, February 2019


    1. The History
    Opened in May 1959, Swallow ROC post is hidden in a clump of bushes on the west side of Cuxwold Road on the brow of a hill. The post closed just over nine years later in October 1968 in the first ‘wave’ of closures. The area is now over-grown and access is a bit of a scramble. All surface features remain in-tact apart from the the ventilation louvres which are missing. The hatch is open but the counter balance has been detached. The post itself is fairly clean but has been completely stripped apart and now all that remains are twin bunks and a single bed. An Orlit 'B' (an aircraft spotting post), apparently the only elevated Orlit remaining in Lincolnshire, is in the undergrowth nearby.

    2. The Explore
    Was en-route from an earlier explore and had this pass pinned. Was passing by so thought I’d give it a look. Worth a half-an-hour of my time. The Orlit B is quite unique and even if the post is pretty stripped it is clean in a spartan kind of way. So not amazing but worth a look.



    3. The Pictures

    First up is the cute little Orlit B:

    img0849 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0852 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0853 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Then on to the main attraction:

    img0855 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0857 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Down we go!

    img0856 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Not a lot left down here:
    img0858 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0860 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0865 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0863 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And back out again:

    img0867 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Most abandoned ROC posts have at least a desk or posters but this one is a bit sparse, only a bed frame and nothing left.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Most abandoned ROC posts have at least a desk or posters but this one is a bit sparse, only a bed frame and nothing left.
    Yeah...Very bare! Need to find one with a few more things in!

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    I found ROC posts addictive, had to find em all in Cornwall, one the kids had made into a den, a couple had squatters shacked up in em, most had bin knocked about a bit one had bin burnt out almost all had bin robbed by some degree but one was untouched since closure and that made all the others worthwhile.
    Nice to see one come up on the forum, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    I found ROC posts addictive, had to find em all in Cornwall, one the kids had made into a den, a couple had squatters shacked up in em, most had bin knocked about a bit one had bin burnt out almost all had bin robbed by some degree but one was untouched since closure and that made all the others worthwhile.
    Nice to see one come up on the forum, Thanks
    Know what you mean. That continual quest for a really good knick post goes on!

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