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Landaff Sub Control, Cardiff

Visited in June 2009, a true cold war timewarp. The sub-control was built in 1956 remaining operational until the disbanding of the Civil Defence Corps in 1968. After that date it remained in use, manned by Cardiff Corporation’s voluntary Civil Defence Organisation until 1984. It was in theory operational as …

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ROC Post – Fontmell Magna

It’s been a while since the last ROC post, hell its been winter and they aren’t much fun in the cold months of the year. So on the way home today from Poole the SatNav flashed along the A350 and possibly the best named ROC post was within 300 yards. …

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ROC Post – West Lulworth

Located between Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door.  A post that’s probably been secured since the day it closed in 1991. I didn’t fancy getting covered in cuts myself. The second picture shows the view the post has – looking across from Durdle Door Grid Ref: SY81907995

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ROC Post – Worth Matravers

Glorious Dorset. Worth Matravers is between Swanage & Corfe Castle. Some pretty fantastic views from up on the hill. Grid Ref: SY98437837 Post is locked, but of an non-standard design. Closed in 1991.

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ROC Post Sunday Part 2

After the delights of West Harptree the sat nav leads me to Westbuy-Sub-Mendip. Not to be confused with Westbury further away towards the south coast. Post was filled with soil but neverless a very interesting hanger alongside Refueled both car and body, final visit of the day – Bleadon. Beautiful …

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ROC Post Sunday Part 1

A hot and sunny day gave me the perfect opertunity to go forth and find some ROC Posts. No planning before hand, into the car and the first post was Clevedon. Nothing to see here but onwards to Long Ashton. A sealed one and closed since 1968 so not very …

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