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    Default ROC Post - Yorkshire Group - July 2008


    This is the same post visited covered by Buster and Pegasus2 here https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...ead.php?t=5006

    I visited with Nightowl at the end of July. I hadn't seen Pegasus2's post at the time but just had a quick look when driving to a local tourist attraction with the family and went back the next day after work with Nightowl to have a proper look.

    I don't like the idea of keeping the name secret but I will respect the comments on Pegasus2's post and I won't broadcast it.

    Since Pegasus2 and Buster's visit it seems that there have been a lot of visitors. The grass is trampled all the way up to the post but it is still remarkably well hidden from the road, and even more so as there's no footpath along that stretch of road. There are plenty of stinging nettles up there as well. The hatch is completely detached. The metal hatch is badly corroded and is detached from both the hinges and the counterweight. The counterweight is still attached to the entrance shaft but stops the hatch from lying flush. As a result there is an accumulation of water at the bottom of the shaft but at the time of the visit, the water was restricted to the sump area at the bottom of the shaft and was easily stepped over from the bottom of the ladder. The water must be rain water coming down the access shaft as the post is on high ground, partly raised on excavated soil and will be much higher than the local water table. The t*l*t*lk had vanished but there was still a lot of original equipment and in very good condition.

    There are a lot of photos here but it was such a nice post, I couldn't resist.

    Anyway, on to the report...

    The post is in a raised position at the edge of a field. There are plenty of nettles in the area and whilst the barbed wire surrounding the compound is in good order, the nettles have overgrown it.





    The green paint is flaking badly. The GZI mount is in place. The lid is corroded. The hasps have been cut and the locked padlocks lie on the ground nearby. The hatch is not attached to its hinges or the counterweight and must be lifted clear.





    Inside, much remains but the T*l*t*lk is missing.















    Do I normally wear a shirt for crawling round bunkers? No but this was a very nice one and worth the effort.











    That's not a PLCE daysack belonging to an ROC Observer. That's mine for carrying my big torch.







    Weekend beano to Scarborough anyone?





    When is it Rita's turn to play with the marbles?





    The naughty step...



    Finally, although you can't see it all that well, this is the water at the bottom of the shaft...



    Well that's my first report. The next one will be shorter, I promise.

    Thanks to Nightowl for being my No.2 on this. His skilful use of the torch helped no end.

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    looks the same as when we went!
    looks like we were the first off here!
    cant belive some one would steal the items in the post :(
    i did see on ebay some post items wonder if this is the said item

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    Quote Originally Posted by buster View Post
    looks the same as when we went!
    looks like we were the first off here!
    cant belive some one would steal the items in the post :(
    i did see on ebay some post items wonder if this is the said item


    Why is a good post like this being treat a tourist attraction? It's an open forum read by anyone, at least when I found the poist ages ago I kept tht location hidden, what happened to being discreet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buster View Post
    looks the same as when we went!
    looks like we were the first off here!
    cant belive some one would steal the items in the post :(
    i did see on ebay some post items wonder if this is the said item
    You were years behind.

    Pathetic grandstanding kid.
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    so its my fault is it?!
    dont take much to look on subbrit and see see which are open and even the ones which are lock on t bars and get in and steal stuff :(

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    How could you possibly know you were the first ones there if people leave it as they found it?

    No-one cares.

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    Yep, this post has been a local tourist attraction for yonks now, so many people have passed through its doors...or should that be hatch?

    I think the reason some people are annoyed is a few months ago, this was a MINT post but has since been raided and trashed...now that IS sad :(

    This is how the post was back in June, so much stolen in so little time.

    http://www.urbexforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=322
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    Besides, Theoss...

    There are other sites which catalogue every post in Britain, with detailed descriptions of the contents, ease of access etc. They give away very specific & accurate locations to within about ten metres.

    The information is freely available to anyone and everyone, with or without Urbex sites like this, so keeping quiet is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoss View Post
    It's an open forum read by anyone, at least when I found the poist ages ago I kept tht location hidden, what happened to being discreet?
    We calculated it's position from just two photographs from a previous report yet we still found it and visited. Also we did not mention which post it is and where it was. I think you are being a little quick to start fireing off insults at people like you just did.

    Another thing we did when we left was rest the padlocks in the hasps to give the illusion it was locked.
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