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yorkietommo
17-06-2011, 02:24 PM
Royal Observer Corps Post Upton 20/66. (Badsworth)

Live local to here and have passed it a million times - never seen it open. A few years ago it had padlocks on, now it's welded.

I thought it was quite fitting that it's surrounded by poppies - gave it a nice touch!

Ventured out with my little Canon G9 and mini tripod just to make a record of it - albeit a bit arty-farty. :gay

Pics.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/5842153106_14d960d87b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842153106/)
Hiding (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842153106/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/5841606569_278b129882_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841606569/)
Poppy 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841606569/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5842154292_ddd18b2739_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842154292/)
Looking Out (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842154292/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/5841607723_6080fbfb7f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841607723/)
Vent View (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841607723/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2536/5841608307_89814c57a2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841608307/)
Mono From The Back (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841608307/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/5842156004_7af7fe0e3b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842156004/)
Vent View 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842156004/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5101/5841609531_733467fe44_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841609531/)
Dome Post (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841609531/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5233/5841609829_694e49b053_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841609829/)
Hatch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841609829/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/5842157876_81c0ed1666_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842157876/)
Looking Over Hatch Top (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5842157876/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/5841611441_a38d3ebfc0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841611441/)
From The Roadside (http://www.flickr.com/photos/martyn-t/5841611441/) by mthompson1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/martyn-t/), on Flickr

Cheers. :thumb

Krypton
17-06-2011, 02:47 PM
Nice pics :thumb

Shame its welded, and thanks for posting the title in the right format - really makes a change!!

yorkietommo
17-06-2011, 03:15 PM
I read the sticky! ;)

mr beardy
17-06-2011, 03:40 PM
love the last shot in particular.
btw is it HDR? if so thats properly why i love it :)

yorkietommo
17-06-2011, 04:09 PM
Yeah beady, just 3 exposures blended.

Bunkerkid
17-06-2011, 04:31 PM
Shame its welded but that paint is flaking very badly, suppose that is what you get for almost 20 years without a new coat! And the vent looks a bit worse for wear as well, still thanks for posting fella.

KelseyRebecca98
17-06-2011, 04:42 PM
i found this! and took photos about 2 weeks ago but never uploaded them, my dad tell's you everything :'(

KelseyRebecca98
17-06-2011, 04:51 PM
Nice pics too :thumb

SilentHill
17-06-2011, 04:51 PM
That's lovely :thumb

You should make a vid and use one of the tracks from Floyd's FINAL CUT Album ;)

yorkietommo
17-06-2011, 05:57 PM
i found this! and took photos about 2 weeks ago but never uploaded them, my dad tell's you everything :'(

Lol. It's been there for 20 years Kels, it used to be my mid-bike ride sit down spot!

ERNIE99_UK
17-06-2011, 06:03 PM
Its my localest post, wonder if itd be avaliable for a restoration job?

yorkietommo
17-06-2011, 06:48 PM
Who knows mate? Not sure on owner etc. Might have to have a shufty on the roc assoc website.

Krypton
17-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Who knows mate? Not sure on owner etc. Might have to have a shufty on the roc assoc website.

You wont find any info on post owners on there :).

Easyest way would be to either ring around any local farms (that you can see from google maps) or too cross reference the OS G Co-ordinates in a Land Registry detailed map search. You will have to pay 4 but you will find out asap who the owner is...