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Record added 24/4/2001
Post Name DRIFFIELD
OS Grid Reference TA02615887
County Yorkshire
Date opened September 1957
Date closed October 1968
Location On the South side of Long Lane (rear access track that becomes footpath) and at the rear of 81 Highfield Avenue. An unofficial path crosses the post to join Long Lane.
Description OPEN All surface features remain intact although the step up to the access shaft is detached. Some compound fence posts remain in the undergrowth. The hatch was open at the time of the inspection but it had been sealed in the past by the owner of 81 Highfield Avenue who intends to seal it again as children have had to be rescued from the post in the past. The ladder was missing and access was gained using an electron caving ladder. Twin bunks, cupboard, folding table and shelf and BPI mounting board remain in place. The walls are painted white and are surprisingly free of graffiti considering the close proximity of housing. The owner of 81 Highfield Avenue is campaigning to have the post demolished.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
None. The Orlit B was demolished some years ago by the owner of 81 Highfield Avenue because children were climbing into it and looking into his garden.
Date of Visit 3.7.1999
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