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billange beacon ROC post, wigan, january 2013
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    Default billange beacon ROC post, wigan, january 2013

    After i finished work early i decided to go for a walk and find the ROC post in billange that ive heard about.
    After a few hours i found it but its not what i hoped for. i was hopeing i could of climbed in for a look around but that was not the case.

    SEALED The four concrete corner posts of the compound remain in place. The BPI pipe has gone and both ventilation shafts have been cut down to below the level of the louvres and capped with concrete. The access shaft has an 8” thick concrete slap on top of it. The step is detached and lying nearby. The post retains a littler green paint.
    On 3/6/2000 the concrete slab had been removed and the shaft was open but filled with rubble and rubbish but with sufficient room to climb down although the ladder is loose. The post had been resealed with concrete.

    Two ROC sites were established in St Helens, at Eccleston Hill in 1965 and Billinge Hill in 1960. Both sites were mainly underground sites and formed a network of 1563 sites, each about 7-8 miles apart across the UK.

    The Billinge site is located close to the Beacon and closed in 1968 however some of the the surface structures are still visible today.



















    This was also on the same site as the ROC post













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    Default Re: billange beacon ROC post, wigan, january 2013

    What's that small building thing then?


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    Default Re: billange beacon ROC post, wigan, january 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    What's that small building thing then?
    they would light them on fire all across the country when we was being invaded by sea.
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    Default Re: billange beacon ROC post, wigan, january 2013

    it might be possible to send a camera down the fixed survey pipe but its probably flooded.
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    Default Re: billange beacon ROC post, wigan, january 2013

    You could drop an FSM camera down but really its a waste, if its capped and all surface features gone likely a mess below. Interesting addition where the vent slates on the hatch were though.
    Waiting for a war that never happened....

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