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Generalissimo Tea Boy
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Anyone know what this is?
Found it in the corner of a field, middle of no where. Wasn’t locked, the door was counterweighted and came up really easily.

I didn’t climb down it, the lid looked a little too likely to drop shut for my liking.





 

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Royal Observer Corp station . . . . . is my bestest guess.

Left over from the cold war when the occupants would monitor fallout etc in the event of the east/west bubble bursting. Kitted out to allow the crew to stay locked down for quite some time.

Just a gues though :rolleyes: ;)

Steve T

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Finding ones in good order are rare most are looted and flooded, look for subterranean Britain it shows you where there are lots of little hidi holes
 

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Royal Observer Corp station . . . . . is my bestest guess.

Left over from the cold war when the occupants would monitor fallout etc in the event of the east/west bubble bursting. Kitted out to allow the crew to stay locked down for quite some time.

Just a gues though :rolleyes: ;)

Steve T

:cool:
That sounds feasible.
 

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Finding ones in good order are rare most are looted and flooded, look for subterranean Britain it shows you where there are lots of little hidi holes
I'll have a looksee for that. Ta.
 

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Finding ones in good order are rare most are looted and flooded, look for subterranean Britain it shows you where there are lots of little hidi holes
Well done those two men.
It's an Observer Core fall out monitoring post.


Picture of inside.



LOCKED. Externally in good condition with all surface features intact including the paint. Unusually there is no overlapping top on the ventilation shaft adjacent to the access shaft. The GZI mounting is on the ventilation shaft at the opposite end. The hatch is locked but can be opened with a 'T' bar key although the lock is very worn and there is little for the key to catch on to. Internally the post is clean and dry with many artifacts remaining including table (with cut out for FSM), shelf, cupboard, battery table, 2 large mattresses, lots of papers, post dairy, war diary (empty), weather vane for reading wind direction, large Essex cluster map, several aircraft posters, pots and pans, wooden box full of cutlery and crockery, wire brush, cleaning materials, BT boxes and wiring, two lights (one at the bottom of shaft). BPI mount (detached), crowbar, mirror, dustpan, waste bin, bucket, broom, spade, small splint, thermometer, baffle plates for BPI, gaskets for FSM probe cover and rope. There is a hand drawn poster which reads "ROC 20 years loyal service down the drain because of the prattish Tory government defence cuts. Up your plus a picture of a hand giving a 'V' sign.
 

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That place is awesome.... Now this is stuff I'm really into. Can't believe the condition of the place. The local scroats obviously don't know what it is as its still intact. Don't give the location away! I'd love to have a look down there.
 
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