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Report (Permission Visit) Cuckfield ROC - West Sussex - June 2018


muttman

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History
Cuckfield ROC post was one of the first to open in the country in 1925 with the establishment of a Special Constable observer post. All 3 phases of Corps inhabitance of the site can be seen – the original footings for the early and wartime post, the footings of the 1950’s aircraft post and of course the underground monitoring post that opened in June 1962. The post was first closed in 1968 as part of the budget cuts during that year, however due to flooding and water ingress at the nearby Ditchling post, Cuckfield was re-opened in 1970 to replace Ditchling which was then subsequently closed for good. The Post then remained in continual service as the Master ROC post of a cluster with Brighton and Lewes Posts until stand down in 1991 when it was finally closed. The post was also a ROCMET meteorological post and had some limited weather monitoring functions in addition to its normal post role.

The Explore
I grew up in Cuckfield and have always been keen to visit since they refurbished it. This was a fantastic open day so myself and the boy just turned up. If you’re in the area when it’s open then you must pay this a visit. It a perfect example of how these ROC Posts once were.

The Photos
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Very Proud of my 6 year old! He was quite anxious about climbing down a ladder into the darkness.

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Brewtal

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Always nice to see one of these being saved! Might have to have a visit here, not too far from me in Brighton. How often do they hold the open days?
 

muttman

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The guys said it costs quite a bit for insurance so if you do visit make sure you make a donation. Without the dedicated hard work they put in these roc posts are lost forever.
 

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