Faddiley ROC Post - august 2016

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tazong

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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:

29080360113_a807e14262_b.jpg DSC_0027 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

29704925455_97539732cb_b.jpg DSC_0023 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

29078509824_c3b13a8f24_b.jpg DSC_0021 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

29704987045_520d88e697_b.jpg DSC_0015 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

29623870781_7fa5e2038c_b.jpg DSC_0017 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

29078612444_a935fe6e53_b.jpg DSC_0018 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

29669506246_847ccc3135_b.jpg DSC_0020 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

29080340843_63d6726c01_b.jpg DSC_0006 by tazong the explorer, on Flickr

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

 

Mikeymutt

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Nice one taz.love a nice roc post.been a few myself.bet betty would have struggled inside here ☺
 

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