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Worth Matravers Radar Site

Sat, 14/11/09 - 13:11 - admin

United Kingdom
50° 34' 42.8376" N, 50° 34' 42.8376" E


Field Notes

In the early 1990s the Purbeck Radar Museum Trust was formed to raise public awareness of the radar work that went on at Worth Matravers during World War 2. Worth was chosen because it had a flat cliff top site, good for testing radar, and was then further away from German occupied territory. Almost nothing is left today except some foundations on the cliff and a small hut used as a field studies centre. In 2001 a radar memorial was unveiled as St Aldhelm's Head. An historic radar exhibition was also opened at the Worth Matravers Café & Craft Centre in July 2006 - subsequently moving to the Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre. See Swanage Radar Museum.