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The other 22 Group restoration.

Two of the 51 Post Team, L/Obs D Shaw and L/Obs JG Little have had a couple of busy weekends. 51 Post was open for the weekend of the 25th anniversary of the Stand Down of Posts and Controls. The evening of 30th September was incredible with people chatting on the Teletalk from all over the country, very reminiscent of through the night on exercise in years past. This weekend we manned Carlisle 37 Post which is undergoing restoration under the control of JG for it’s very first Open Day. JG’s landlords Paul and Sarah provided food and drink for the visitors and as the Post has a weather station attached, there was a representative from the Met Office there too.

Can’t say enough thank yous.

What a wonderful couple of days at the post, some great visitors who asked lots of relevant questions. The amazing Sylvia Ramshaw produced a stunning cake and the weather wasn’t too bad. Early communications problems were solved and conversation was had with people countywide. All in all the 25th anniversary of Stand Down was commemorated in good style. Thank you everyone including John George Little, restorer of 37 Post Brampton, Malcolm Cannings, Yvonne Thomas, Mike Scott, Gavin Saxby, Al McCann, Cheryl Stewart, Frank Alexander, Harold Archer, Anne Farries and the many others who have helped, donated items, offered advice and visited. I can’t possibly name everyone but a huge THANK YOU. Our 2015/16 Open Days have been wonderful and we hope to carry this on in 2017. Please call in to see us on an Open day in 2017 we’ll be very pleased to see you. The post is now stripped for the winter and will only be getting maintenance visits for a while, this doesn’t mean we’re doing nothing as we give talks and demonstrations to many different groups. Look out for dates for our 2017 openings will be published here or on our Facebook page as soon as we have got our heads together with our shift details.

Thanks once again C/Obs Atkinson & L/Obs Shaw 22/51 Post.