Royal Observer Corps
Record added 25/4/2001
Post Name KENTON
OS Grid Reference NZ21496748
County Northumberland
Date opened February 1962
Date closed October 1968
Location On the north side of Crofters Lodge Pub, east of the telephone exchange.
Description DEMOLISHED When visited in 2000 the post was still extant on a low mound in the North West corner of a large secure site formerly housing RAF Blakelaw/HQ 13 Group Fighter Command underground operations room. In 2000 the site contained government offices. The post was amongst low trees. All surface features were intact including the ventilation louvres. There was an iron bar across the hatch securing it. Internally the post was clean and dry. The table, shelf and cupboard remained in place together with a GPO junction box, some papers, some wiring and a large home made cardboard dial. The whole government site (excluding the Group Fighter HQ) has now been cleared for housing and the ROC post was demolished in October 2004.
Date of Visit 7.8.1999, 31.5.2000 & 1.12.2004
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