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Postby purplegrum » Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:39 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:The only reasons post are locked . Is to stop duplication. As there is one already started the latest is closed and the original is used.

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Yeah I know Fossil it's cool I wasn't having a go at you or anything.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:29 pm

I/We (Mods) would like a look in one of these posts sometime. Over to you Purplegrum. 8) only been down the ladder once but the floor was under water.
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Postby kn0wledge » Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:30 pm

I would quite like to see inside one of these too, if you wouldn't mind me tagging along.
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Postby purplegrum » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:00 pm

Well the Glasgow one is locked and I don't see Ward fancying us all thumping into his post - but yeah sure, we'll work something out! I'm sure Apollo and I could give a few of you a wee tour. Depending how many folk want to come, we could perhaps split it and I could take a few people and Apollo a few to different posts - both for safety reasons plus the more people the more noticeable you are!
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Postby Apollo » Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:49 am

Whoops, yes, forgot about this one (thread that is).

Ok on the tour, and echo purplugrum's comments, although I suspect HG folks should be covert-savvy anyway :D

Let's see where the interested parties are located and we can work out where the nearest accessible posts are.

I think Creetown, Carradale, Machrihannish and Stoer would be the easiest (please ignore this line folks, its an in-house joke twixt me and purplegrum).
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Postby purplegrum » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:07 am

Apollo wrote:Let's see where the interested parties are located and we can work out where the nearest accessible posts are.

I think Creetown, Carradale, Machrihannish and Stoer would be the easiest (please ignore this line folks, its an in-house joke twixt me and purplegrum).


:) Yeah I think Creetown would be a fab one to show them! :P

Yeah, PM myself or Apollo if you are interested and we'll try work something out regarding visiting posts.
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Postby purplegrum » Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:44 am

http://purpleorange.co.uk/roc

All these photos are mine, please don't use them elsewhere without permission.
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Postby JayKay » Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:05 pm

Nice pics Purple. Would be interested in an ROC visit myself sometime if anyone wants to PM me.
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Postby Seamey » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:39 am

Sorry for being a numpty but what does ROC stand for?
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Postby purplegrum » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:01 am

Seamey wrote:Sorry for being a numpty but what does ROC stand for?


Royal Observer Corps.

More info at http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/roc/history.html
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Postby DickyHart » Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:39 pm

Is there one just outside airdrie near luggiebank ?,I swore i drove by one right next to the road. I was on my bike so I went past it quickly. I had no time to turn around and see
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Postby purplegrum » Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:00 pm

There used to be one at Airdrie about 200yds east of Airdreehill Road, but it was demolished after the posts were stood down in September 91. I'm not sure where the closest one to Airdrie would be now without looking at my map which is in the other car.
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:54 pm

There is one in Airdrie... I posted the location a while back (try a search if you're interested).

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Postby Apollo » Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:08 pm

I checked back for your link Crusty, thanks, (missed it as it was from the days I was lurking) and it is (of course) in the right area for the demolished post.

Do you have, or could you get a more precise location by any chance? I know the note on your original post is good, but we are looking for something we now know to be under turf, so any extra pointers at all would help.

I covered the area at the top of the hill in detail, and noted an abandoned, fenced compound adjacent to a cellphone installation, but satellite aerials? Am I in the right place? It was a short way from a demolished sandstone house and a quarry just past it.

Crummy, embarrasingly bad, over the shoulder photo of the abandoned compound follows, is this the location?:

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puplegrum, how do you fancy some turf cutting and rolling some weekend or evening :wink: :?:
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Postby Fossil » Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:48 pm

Purplegrum Apollo, Myself Pcgg93 and Crusty were on a field trip today, have you seen anything like this anywhere else? WW2 do you think?

Pgcc93 should have more pictures.

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