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Default 03-02-2009, 20:33

I'm still trying to determine it's more recent history during the Cold War period. It was on a care and maintenance order for many years after WW2. The living accomodation was a few miles away and the homes are still in good condition.

It doesn't seem that long ago when it displayed Prohibited Place Official Secret Act signs all around it's perimeter. Mentioned in Jack Goughs book on Radar, it suggests that it was an HSA, High Speed Aerial. The book does not elaborate however.

When I was at Neatishead, the head researcher suggested that it may have performed a function in connection with HSA and countermeasures. In which case this information may not be in the public domain for some time.

It occurred to me that the folks at the former Barnton Hall at Preston may be able to fill some gaps in its history. Providing it is non contentious of course.

I was fortunate to be allowed in as a visitor when the University occupied the site, but without a camera.

If I learn more I will post it here.

Regards, Graham