We are very grateful to Dave Cutts for his help to build this collection of photographs.
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|WW2 Royal Observer Corps building located in a field adjacent to the public footpath from Carters Lane to Glebe Meadow, It was one of about 800 used for the detection, reporting and tracking of enemy aircraft and, towards the end of the war, the V1 and V2 rockets launched from France.|
Above 2 photos taken by Nick Catford in 1998. This part of the post was opened on 1st Nov. 1961 and closed on 1st Sept 1991. It was visited by Nick on the 8th May 1998 who reported the following on website http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/roc/db/988303748.020002.html:
'LOCKED Externally the post is in good condition with all surface features intact although all the paint has gone. The hatch is locked but can be opened with a 'T' bar key. Internally it is clean and free of vandalism. The only furniture remaining is the cupboard and the wooden brackets for the table and shelf. Other items remaining including mattresses, light fittings and wiring, kitchen utensils and a few papers. Recently the bunker has been used by the Royal Signals as a triangulation station, operated by NO2 brigade home communications regiment for post strike HF comms. Although the bunker is empty it is rigged to be used and is checked regularly. The MOD pay the Parish Council to maintain the exterior and local residents have been asked to inform the police if the post is tampered with.'
|Visit by 'Caiman' on 2nd April 2009 -
Post is LOCKED on the T Bar. The hatch also has one old battleship padlock but the hasp has long gone. It stands within a small compound (gate and fence posts survive but no fence wire) next to some houses on the edge of the village. No sign of any recent entry or use - in contrast to the 1998 report on Sub Brit.