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Just a few photo’s of the post, more will be added as work progresses. Oldest at the bottom. Please note, any equipment seen in the photo’s is not left in the post, it is only there for trial fitting, arranging locations and on open days. If you wish to see the post equipment you will need to come to one of our open days. Our work shifts permitting, we are happy to open the Post for pre arranged group visits, there will only be a reduced amount of equipment on display however as we have to transport this to site.

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1st Open Day of 2016 (photo by Hugh Doran)

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Post Instrument and Air Ministry 6E/293 binoculars.

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John Little and friends.

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Nice weather for the final Open Day of 2015.

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Visit from members of Morecambe Bay branch of 21 Group ROCA

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Official opening of the Post by ex Area Commandant Harold Archer.

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The Post looking pretty in the sun, ready for first visitors.

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First coat of paint goes on.

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First coat of paint goes on under supervision of the security team.

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Master Post clock and copy BPI.

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Bunks now at the Post, still to be repainted.

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New (to us) fire blanket box and repro battery box.

New (to us) fire blanket box and repro battery box.

Battery box.

The internals of the repro battery box showing how it neatly holds 2 x 075 car batteries and a digital volt meter to monitor the state of the batteries.

Ceiling gets second coat of paint.

Ceiling gets second coat of paint.

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Testing the Teletalk, in communication with Belfast 45 Post, Portadown.

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Low cloud over 51 Post.

Happy in his work.

Happy in his work.

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C?Obs makes a discovery.

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Comms wiring making progress.

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Working on the comms wiring.

Painting the desk.

Painting the desk.

Painting the desk.

Painting the desk.

C/Obs Atkinson gets his first look at the new hatch.

C/Obs Atkinson gets his first look at the new hatch.

Hatch surround re-concreted in monsoon rain.

Hatch surround re-concreted in monsoon rain.

Hatch surround re-concreted in monsoon rain.

Hatch surround re-concreted in monsoon rain.

Hatch surround re-concreted in monsoon rain.

Hatch surround re-concreted in monsoon rain.

Newly rebuilt hatch being installed.

Newly rebuilt hatch being installed.

Preparing to fit rebuilt hatch.

Preparing to fit rebuilt hatch.

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Refurbished frame at workshop of “Metal Star Fabrications”.

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Busy at work with the orbital sander.

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Throwing bread out for the security team.

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Telecoms cables.

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Man at loose with paint roller.

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Tea break.

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Lunchtime photo.

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Repaired ventilator column. Near left corner had collapsed.

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View showing above ground post.

Padlock removed because no key.

Padlock removed because no key.

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Painting started by covering over graffiti.

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Collecting the bunks.

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Collecting the bunks.

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The post as found.

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The post as found.

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The post as found.

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The post as found.


4 Comments

  1. Paddy Malone says:

    This is really terrific work and I offer you my most sincere Best Wishes as you progress.
    This is a superb example of ROC Heritage at work. Very well done indeed.
    Paddy malone
    (Hon Sec 31Group ROCA)
    (31Group Heritage Team Member)

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  2. Eddie Wren says:

    Blimey. As a former member of the observers’ team at Threlkeld 51 (and later at Barrow-in-Furness Post, after 1985, and briefly Dent Post in 1988/89), it was shocking to see the condition 51 was in when you first arrived. Equally, however, it was impressive to see the extent and quality of the refurbishment work you chaps have done in order to renovate it. **Thank you!**
    Eddie Wren

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  3. Ben Bardsley says:

    Great job! Do you now if anyone is working on the post at Broughton Mills?

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    • carlisle51 says:

      Hi Ben, the Broughton-in-Furness Post isn’t, as far as we’re aware, being restored. There are a relatively small number of restorers in the UK and most are well known to each other so I’m pretty sure we’d have heard. There is a young man who has a Post on the West coast in that area which is more of a “den” and not a restoration project, that may be the Post in question.

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