Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block – ‘First in the Field’

By Miriam Stead During the 1920s the prospect of aerial bombardment of civilian areas in any future war was causing the government great anxiety. With enemy airfields potentially only 20 minutes away aircraft could drop their bombs and return to base before fighters could intercept. It was thought that detection of bombers could be made using sound but experiments with acoustic mirrors constructed from concrete were proving futile. In 1934 the Air Ministry set up a committee chaired by Sir Henry Tizard to look at other methods of air defence in the UK.

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Stannah Passenger Lifts Uphold Mobility Liberty

Mission: To bring freedom of access for people of all mobilities to International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), Lincolnshire. Opened in January 2018, this world-class resource is dedicated to the recognition, remembrance and reconciliation of Bomber Command’s role in WWII.

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Deene Park – stunning country manor

Northamptonshire estate completes major external repairs In 2017, Brudenell Estates embarked on phase one of a major refurbishment programme for Deene Hall, Deene Park, in Northamptonshire. Deene Park has been the seat of the Brudenell family since 1514. The hall itself is a Grade I listed building dating back to the 14th century. Seven of the Brudenell family were Earls of Cardigan — the most notable being the 7th Earl who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.

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Clay Plasters - Natural, Healthy, Desirable

By Steve Ruggier at Mike Wye and Associates Earth, adobe or clay plasters are as old as construction itself. Clay pastes were used to create cave paintings in the earliest forms of decoration and the earliest roofed dwellings were made from rammed earth or a lattice of sticks plastered with a clay daub. Throughout the world clay has been used as either mass for building walls or as a plaster for wooden lattice or straw constructions in areas where it can be locally sourced.

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