View Full Version : Great Ayton ROC Post - (Yorkshire Group) - December 2011

30-12-2011, 12:08 PM
1991 Closure. Visited with TripleSix.
Status: Open.

I pass this on the way to our post every time and for two years havent stopped and looked! So we thought we'd check it out.
It isnt so much chavved - just very very very damp. I had spoken to the ex C/Obs who said it was always damp and prone to flooding.

Well, it seems an attempt had been made to cut back the undergrowth - resulting in the vent shaft being partially demolished.
Inside is just a total mess. Your feet squelch as you step, dirty smelly water oozing up. The place absolutly stunk. Everything is ruined. There was a small hand made sign bearing the post name, group and number etc which i wanted to take for Chop Gate, but it appears it may have fell into the dirty water and there was no way on gods earth i was putting my hand in it.
Overall, disgusting. Shame, as there would have been lots to see.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6599466171_576b5ff982_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kryptonuk/6599466171/)

Vent Shaft (Sorry its blurry but you can see the damage)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6599472433_50e3beb299_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kryptonuk/6599472433/)

Aerial Guying point on the floor
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6599476129_e00b5954b9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kryptonuk/6599476129/)

Monitoring Room
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6599478469_63010372c7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kryptonuk/6599478469/)

Monitoring Room
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6599480943_5a748c9305_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kryptonuk/6599480943/)

Basic Aircraft Post
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6599485815_d48b91e6f6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kryptonuk/6599485815/)


30-12-2011, 12:31 PM
With the hatch being off as well im not surprised its like that, could it not be re attached?

30-12-2011, 12:37 PM
No its really mangled. i did try to get it down a bit better but it was getting dark and i was all ROC'd out by then, i will be passing some time soon so i might see if i can put a rock on the top of it or something

30-12-2011, 01:15 PM
Looks better than when I went a few years back.

30-12-2011, 01:22 PM
It was awful, i suspect the water has been higher