Swallow ROC post, Lincs, February 2019

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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:

40111791153_fcda169be3_b.jpg img0849 by HughieDW, on Flickr

33201572828_6d35af5241_b.jpg img0852 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40111741703_c406e2e5ab_b.jpg img0853 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Then on to the main attraction:

32134981507_751416929b_b.jpg img0855 by HughieDW, on Flickr

46163352505_2a90605d15_b.jpg img0857 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Down we go!

46163251685_14dd8286a4_b.jpg img0856 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Not a lot left down here:
33201690738_3c21100675_b.jpg img0858 by HughieDW, on Flickr

47076698411_8d971737e5_b.jpg img0860 by HughieDW, on Flickr

46163402585_55b10d106a_b.jpg img0865 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40112068883_ff6f98cb12_b.jpg img0863 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And back out again:

46163382135_53750de6a5_b.jpg img0867 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

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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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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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