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End of the season 2018

The Post is now put to bed until spring, we will be visiting occasionally over the winter to check on the place and do some maintenance but if you wish to visit a calendar of next year’s open days will be published once we know our commitments for 2019.
We’d like to thank all our visitors this year and also those who have helped us do what we do. We’ve had an excellent year with some fantastic visitors and making a 360deg virtual reality film with Lucy and Yvonne from Vespertine York was intriguing to say the least. We received some great comments from the English Heritage gang when we visited York Conrol to see the film. If you haven’t visited York, it’s worth a visit but please say we sent you.York steps
We’ve already got bookings for talks in the new year so will continue spreading the word of ROC heritage.
Thanks again from the 51post team.

May 12th Open Day

Thanks to the fantastic support given to the Post by 22 Group (Carlisle) Royal Observer Corps Association, we have been able to secure the Public Liability Insurance required by our landlords land agent. This has enabled us to proceed with our planned Open Days for 2018.
12th May dawned bright and sunny, our first visitor arrived at 0940, a journalist from York to research a magazine article about the Post and its restoration. A steady stream of visitors followed, 29 in all, and as ever in what seemed like no time at all it was 1630 and packing the van time. The Post was stripped with the kind assistance of John Nicholson suitably supervised by Christine sat atop the vent pillar. At 1702 the first drop of what would for a while be torrential rain fell, packed up just in time.
Thanks to all our visitors, nice to have you along.

2018 Dates.

Our Open Day dates for 2018 have now been published. Have a look on the “2018 Diary” page of this site for the details. If you’ve only ever looked at the home page have a browse, there’s lots more info to see.