Royal Observer Corps
Record added 16/4/2001
Post Name ALFORD
OS Grid Reference NJ56541639
County Aberdeenshire
Date opened July 1962
Date closed September 1991
Location On a low mound on the south side of a field boundary 150 yards east of an un-named minor road
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the khaki paint. The are no padlocks but the hatch is locked internally, it can be opened with a Scottish 'T' bar key. Internally the post is very neat and tidy with many items remaining including folding table, shelf, cupboard,
WB1401 carrier receiver with WB1410 filter unit, Tele-talk, tool board, small wall mounted shelf, mirror, visitors log, various papers, ROC magazines, fire blanket in its box, dustpan, original canvas folding chair, FSM probe gasket, candle holder, light/wiring, BT junction boxes/wiring, BPI
mount, posters, kettle, saucepan, washing bowl, cleaning materials, fuse box/wiring, net, pick axe, newspaper cutting about the post. On the wall the crew have written 'Stand Down - Best Post 29 Group'. There is a wooden sign that says '47 Post Alford'. Some items from the post have been donated to the Alford Heritage Centre where they have an ROC Room with artifacts from other local posts and Aberdeen Group HQ. The Heritage Centre is in Mart
Road, Alford (Tel: 09755 62906)
Date of Visit 16.07.2001
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