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A new museum on the history of radar

A new museum on the history of radar was opened for one day last week at Bawdsey College. Situated in a blastproof block at the base of an old transmission tower, the museum is on the site of the birthplace of radar, developed by Robert Watson-Watt during the Second World War. The opening is seen as a dress rehearsal for providing much more public access.

Radar signals were first transmitted from the block through the 300-foot tower on what was a Ministry of Defence estate and is now an international school for students studying English.

Estate manager, John Toettcher said that it was hoped soon to open the museum every weekend. How soon would depend on the work of the volunteers many personnel connected with the Second World War research at Bawdsey who are assembling the museum's growing collection of radar apparatus.

Bawdsey College, Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3AZ. Tel: 01394 411633.

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