Grantham ROC Post, February 2019

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HughieD

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Paid a visit to this ROC post. Easy access which probably explains why it's been set fire to and has the hatch smashed off. Real shame that some idiots find amusement in such moronic behaviour. Burnt out but still some original features:

Love the official signage:

46426752044_5cbd545ea4_b.jpgGrantham ROC 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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32208216107_c2c3eeeca7_b.jpgGrantham ROC 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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Hatch counter-weight mechanism is still part present:

46236004985_3acd93356b_b.jpgGrantham ROC 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Obligatory chav burning out the ROC post:

32208192387_9fbd10e02c_b.jpgGrantham ROC 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Facilities also gone...

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Sorry guys but forgive my ignorance but what is a ROC and what is/was it for? :shame:

Rather - Who were the Royal Observer Corps? A body of men, who in WW2 observed the skies and reported incoming Raids. Come the Nuclear Age they were stationed in deep bunkers (such as pictured here), equipped with fall out detectors and would had detected nuclear fall out and its wind blown direction of travel. Looking at the overall installations now, they were obviously there to give the 'Powers That Be' enough warning to scuttle to their blast proof hide holes, leaving the natives to their own devices.
 

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