Bawdsey Radar Station

Bawdsey Radar Station

Postby hazeleyes57 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:58 pm

Just on our local news today (UK)

Bawdsey Radar Station has won a £1.4 million grant from the Lottery Fund to repair the station. If you're in the UK, go to BBC Suffolk for the article.

The world's first operational radar station has been awarded a grant of £1.4m to help preserve it.

The transmitter block, built in 1938 on the Suffolk coast, is crumbling and letting in water.

The Bawdsey Radar Trust will use the Heritage Lottery Fund money to conserve the fabric of the building and increase the number of public open days.

Miriam Stead, one of the trustees, said: "A project to raise £1.8m began in 2003, so this is the big one."

As I have mentioned before, my mother-in-law was a 17 year old girl working in her parent's cafe in Felixstowe where the Bawdsey Boffins used to spend the evening doodling their ideas on napkins!
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Re: Bawdsey Radar Station

Postby starlight » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:04 pm

Great news! So sad to see these bits of history rot. (And now this one won't.) :thumbsup:
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