Royal Observer Corps monitoring station (Claypole)

On my morning cycle ride – noticed this observer station manned by the Royal Observer Corps during the Cold War.

Later during the Cold War under the control of the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (UKWMO) the ROC provided key monitoring, recording and appraisal of nuclear fallout if a nuclear attack had occurred in the United Kingdom

In the event of a nuclear war, ROC volunteers would be tasked with monitoring the movement of nuclear radiation and fallout by manning hundreds of observer stations throughout the country. There were 54 of these in Lincolnshire and over 900 in England. One of these stations was located on Doddington Lane .

The shelter in Claypole was built in February 1960 and closed down in September 1991.

Below is a map showing the location of all ROC Posts in Lincolnshire.

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