Royal Observer Corps
Record added 26/4/2001
OS Grid Reference TQ08136602
County Surrey
Date opened April 1963
Date closed September 1991
Location On a mound in an overgrown high fenced compound on the north side of Walton Lane (Northern arm of road).
Description LOCKED All surface features remain intact with unusually large alluminium ventilation louvres. There is some flaking of the green paint and a metal dome on the ventilation shaft indicating this was a master post. The hatch is locked. Internally the post is clean and bone dry with many artifacts remaining including, table, shelf, cupboard, three mattresses, siren box, BPI mount, FSM mount, many papers and notices, post diary and post log, battery switching box, cloud posters, cutlery, paper tray, small splint, copper earth straps round the top of the wall, spare gaskets, 2 cluster maps. There is a plastic sign that reads 'Danger do not touch unexploded maroon'. There is also a strange object consisting of small rectangular metal base with an open ended cylinder a protruding circular lug on the base. There is a short section of rod fixed to the top of the cylinder. There are three further rods each about 18" long with a circular eye at one end. All these items are painted blue. The ceiling of the monitoring room has been signed by the former observers David Blake, Alison Trangmar, R C Hughes (C/Obs), Rolf Renner, Barbara Donaldson, Colin Hignett (L/Obs), M Hill, BM Hill, Paul Carham, Stanley Price, Ian Rose, DA Hill and MJ. Lee (C/Obs). The underside of the hatch is also signed by many of the same people with the message 'Goodbye dear post'. Subterranea Britannica member Nigel Tipping is currently negotiating with the owner of the post to buy it and he hopes to fully restore it.
Date of Visit 19.11.1998 and 21.4.2001
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