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Default Atherton ROC Post - 11-03-2011, 00:38

I've just finished converting some old negatives to JPEG, and this is the result. Photos are from the Atherton Post and date from my visit in or around 2005. Like the other posts, this was stood down in 1991 but remained remarkably immune from vandalism until very recently. Although, most of the attractive items had already been taken out, all the old posters and notes were still on the walls - Weather reporting pro-formas, Russian Bomber silohettes etc. The post was actually sold on e-bay around 2005 and a local locksmith bought it for 8,500 as a bit of a publicity stunt. I met up with his a couple of times but it was obvious he'd no idea what he'd bought. There were a couple of publicised visits by local schools and Bolton Evening News but then he sold it on again. Not sure who has it now, but suspect, its one of the local land or property owners. Quality of these pics not the greatest, but you can get the idea.



An invitation for urban exploration if ever I've seen one!







Hand pump for sump still worked perfectly



Chemical toilet still in situ



Monitoring Room





Couldn't imagine these bombers ever making it over UK airspace



Timer switch for light to allow safe egress



Port for Fixed Survey Meter (radiation)



Ventilation port within access shaft
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Default 11-03-2011, 09:33

Great stuff! The air ministry sign on the fence and the aircraft identification chart were sadly not there when I went around 2006.


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Default 11-03-2011, 17:17

Good stuff, yeah when we went last year it was in a lot sorry state than that.


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Buddah - key made


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Blino has informed me yesterday that ours is broke, its been outside over winter and the ends blown.


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I've re-added my old report from 2007:

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?p=136986


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From what I recall, the owner of the place I used to work at bought this place. I'm not sure he still does or not, I left years ago and the place has shut down now :(

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From what I recall, the owner of the place I used to work at bought this place. I'm not sure he still does or not, I left years ago and the place has shut down now :(



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I've re-added my old report from 2007:

http://nwex.co.uk/showthread.php?p=136986
Crikey, looks like a jungle on top of the post now. Still looking good inside though bar a bit of flaking paint. Those polystyrene tiles lend themselves well to arsonists - surprising really that so many nuclear war bunkers were retrofitted with something so flammable! I've got close ups of all the stuff that was on the wall (homemade documents by the ROC) so will post that next time I'm home.
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