Royal Observer Corps
Record added 2/5/2001
Post Name NAPTON-ON-THE-HILL
OS Grid Reference SP45926137
County Warwickshire
Date opened July 1959
Date closed October 1968
Location On the North side of Hollow Way 150 yards South of Napton Windmill, alongside a commemorative seat.
Description DEMOLISHED The only evidence of the post is the fencing, including the gate opening, along one side of the compound alongside the road. There is a seat alongside with a commemorative plaque which reads 'This seat and tree is close to the site of the Observer Post that witnessed the many nights of the Coventry blitz. As a mark of remembrance the rowan tree was planted on the 50th anniversary of the blitz. While sitting on this seat made from Shukburgh grown timber please take time to reflect on the freedom we have today. The support of this country in its desperate hours by such people as the Royal Observer Corps, the Home Guard, the Women's land army and all those in agriculture and horticulture who protected and fed the Nation is not always so easily remembered'.
Remaining
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Structures
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Date of Visit 13.2.2000
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