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Report - Clydach ROC Post - Wales, Feb 2014

Discussion in 'ROC Posts' started by Lenston, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Working very close i managed to get away and have a look at this place, done many times before but worth an update on the condition.
    Pretty much trashed inside with most features missing, looks like it has been used at some point for a pot smoking den,, still worth a look if you are in the area.

    Opened May 1962 - Closed Sept 1991

    Some History (Wiki)

    Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps' nuclear reporting role and operated by volunteers during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991.
    In all but a very few instances the posts were built to a standard design consisting of a 14-foot-deep access shaft, a toilet/store and a monitoring room. The most unusual post was the non-standard one constructed in a cellar within Windsor Castle.
    A third of the total number of posts were closed in 1968 during a reorganisation and major contraction of the ROC. Several others closed over the next 40 years as a result of structural difficulties i.e. persistent flooding, or regular vandalism. The remainder of the posts were closed in 1991 when the majority of the ROC was stood down following the break-up of the Communist Bloc. Many have been demolished or adapted to other uses but the majority still exist, although in a derelict condition.
    More here >>>

    An interesting documentary with some info on ROC posts HERE


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    #1 Lenston, Feb 28, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014

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