View Full Version : Larne ROC Post (Co Antrim) March 2011

18-03-2011, 12:13 AM
Seeing as most of the posts I will be adding to the forum where visited by me over a year or more ago I decided to head out today and re-visit the posts that I forgot to photograph the last time (long story).

So, may I present Larne ROC Post, opened 1959, closed 1991. The former Chief Observer is a good friend of mine and he tells me that below ground was in clean and tidy with paperwork and bunk-beds still in situ when they locked it up for the last time. The post sits in a field which holds sheep and as you will see it is in great condition, plenty of green paint remains and it is locked on the original padlocks and the T-Bar. I first visited this post in 2007 and little has changed, there is so many houses round it I am amazed the local kids have not tried to get in.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5535650696_9ea1c4840c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535650696/)
Larne ROC Post (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535650696/) by alistairmccann (http://www.flickr.com/people/alistairmccann/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5251/5535070119_d195f4dd72_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535070119/)
Larne ROC Post (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535070119/) by alistairmccann (http://www.flickr.com/people/alistairmccann/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5535070899_f838a3124d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535070899/)
Larne ROC Post (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535070899/) by alistairmccann (http://www.flickr.com/people/alistairmccann/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5535069359_bf2965daae_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535069359/)
Larne ROC Post (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/5535069359/) by alistairmccann (http://www.flickr.com/people/alistairmccann/), on Flickr

I love this post, I wish it wasn't 40 miles from my house.

18-03-2011, 12:41 AM
Nice. I spent 6wks in Larne last year

18-03-2011, 07:57 AM
This could be fantastic downstairs!

19-03-2011, 12:21 PM
Drool, my spanners and FSM cam would be out and ready LOL

I bet it's mint down there.

19-03-2011, 01:39 PM
Sounds great get an FSM cam down if you can!