Royal Observer Corps (ROC) Monitoring Post, Beddgelert

Air vent

Air vent

Date

14 June 2014
Location

Beddgelert

SH 58273 48683; 53.01661°N, 4.11418°W

Information

The Royal Observer Corps monitoring post at Beddgelert was in operation from 1963 to 1991. This was one of the posts in the North Wales cluster of the ROC’s Western Sector. The network of underground monitoring stations across the UK set up during the Cold War was manned by volunteers and was intended to provide information in the event of a nuclear attack.

Further Reading

Royal Observer Corps;
Royal Observer Corps – Observer Post;
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Surface features

Surface features

Hatchway with Ground Zero Indicator mounting in foreground.  Looking towards Moel Hebog.

Hatchway with Ground Zero Indicator mounting in foreground. Looking towards Moel Hebog.

Bomb Power Indicator pipe

Bomb Power Indicator pipe

Bomb Power Indicator pipe

Bomb Power Indicator pipe

Hatchway block

Hatchway block

Fixed Survey Meter pipe

Fixed Survey Meter pipe

Fixed Survey Meter pipe

Fixed Survey Meter pipe

Surface features

Surface features

Flooded observation room

Flooded observation room

Access shaft, looking up

Access shaft, looking up

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16 thoughts on “Royal Observer Corps (ROC) Monitoring Post, Beddgelert

  1. Very interesting photos, Graham. The one taken inside the flooded room is really intriguing. The walls show little sign of damp and the water is inky black. I wonder how you got it so well lit and achieved such a strange, rather disturbing effect…you have brought out some real feeling there. Great DoF effects and exposure as always 🙂

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