Royal Observer Corps
Record added 2/5/2001
Post Name BROADWAY
OS Grid Reference SP11583635
County Worcestershire
Date opened June 1960
Date closed September 1991
Location In a square compound in the North East corner of a field. 100 yards West of Buckle Street and 300 yards North East from Broadway Tower.
Description LOCKED The compound is large and surrounded by a high unclimbable fence. Two panels of the fencing have been removed to let animals graze in the compound. All surface features remain intact with some flaking of the light green paint. A metal dome on the ventilation shaft indicates this was a master post. The original locking bar across the hatch is still in place. The hatch is open. Internally much still remains including WB1401 speech receiver, WB1410 filter unit, connection and switching boxes, Tele-talk, table, shelf, cupboard, bench seat, two folding chairs, bar for removing dome on vent shaft, BPI mounting board, rack of wooden shelves with further shelves in the toilet recess, waste bin, floor mop, notice board, chess board and a tin of corned beef. A reunion was held at the post on 11th June 2000 and the post was repainted inside and out for the occasion. The owner is hoping to fully restore the post and open it to the public on a few days each year.
Remaining
Surface
Structures
An Orlit A stands in the North East corner of the compound. It retains its original wooden door and wooden instrument mounting. All the GPO wiring is still in place including a large circular metal junction box with a large number of terminals.

It was reported 01.10.14 'that the Bunker is open weekends and a plaque inside showed it opened in 2011. It currently cost 3.50 for a visit down, worth it to help keep it going.'
http://www.rocassoc.org/open/items/11/broadway.htm
https://broadwaytower.co.uk/
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Date of Visit 24.9.1999
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