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Report - Auxiliary Unit Observation Post - Great Limber, Lincs -24/3/08



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There were supposedly several in the area, I chose to search for two that were relatively close together. This was the first one I found

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Im not sure if the hatch covers are original or a later replacement. It was very fragile and rotted. (Please take note if visiting)


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On entry was an L shaped tunnel (each arm of the L being about 20 feet long) which lead down three steps into to the first corrugated iron roofed room, with a pipe leading to the surface (possibly for radio areal?)

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The main stanton type shelter lead off from this, slightly offset from the tunnel, with the entry hatch at the far end.

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Up to entry hatch

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View from the main shelter back up to the stairs

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The second hatch cover. There had been some wooden debris thrown down the shaft.

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The shelter was in very good condition for its age. With little or no sign of vandalism. I hope it remains so. I replaced both covers before departing to look for the the next one.

I searched for quite some time for the second base nearby, without success. I did spot this hidden in a hedge in the area.

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An ammo box dated 1942. So I must have been close.

A very enjoyable, if somewhat cold day out. One thing I learnt is not to leave your sunglasses on the surface when going into a tunnel, as when you come out and are dazzled by the bright sunlight, its quite easy to tread on them (RIP 1 x Raybans:mad:)

Pete
 

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