Bawdsey Radar joined historical groups and museums at a networking and sharing day organised by Suffolk Local History Council. It was a great success. All the visitors to the event are looking forward to the re-opening in the Autumn.
Check out the latest video.
The Trust wishes to appoint a Visitor Services and Outreach Manager on a part time basis (4 days a week) for a three year fixed term contract commencing in spring 2017. Until the Transmitter Block is fit to occupy, the successful candidate will need to be able to work from home.
Salary: £27,500 pro rata (£22,000)
For full job description click here.
Closing date: Friday 17th February 2017.
Interviews will be held during the week beginning 27th February.
Please email your CV with a letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role, to our Project Manager email@example.com.
Following a short break for Christmas, work at the Transmitter Block is progressing well with over 95% of the blast wall repairs complete and the excavated earth around the blast walls is now being put back. In addition one third of the roof has been emptied of the shingle blast protection and is ready for waterproofing – our latest YouTube video showing this can be found here… https://youtu.be/kRNvQ7y-cNo.
Work will start later this month on the incinerator chimney and excavation of the walkways (between the blast walls and the Transmitter building) to install the new drainage.
A Happy New Year to all our Volunteers, Friends and Supporters of Bawdsey Radar Trust from the Trustees.
Regular updates will be published as the project continues; check the yellow hat!
The contractors have started on the Restoration work and the weather has been favourable so good progress is being made.
See our YouTube video “Site Work Begins”.
Thank you to Volunteers!
The Chair and Trustees held an afternoon tea celebration to thank all the volunteers for their support over the past year. It was also an opportunity to meet our project manager, Peter Vadden and for him to update everyone on the restoration progress.
Delightful entertainment was provided by Alison McWilliam who treated everyone to vintage style songs.
With the building now empty, work has commenced in earnest on the conservation of the blast walls. Photo shows the extent of conservation required to the west blast wall.
Bawdsey Radar Trustees attended a lecture by Professor Hugh Griffiths of University College London entitled ‘Reflections on the History of RADAR’.
It was hosted by MH100-Martlesham Heath Aviation Society and held at the Waterfront Building University of Suffolk.
The last visitor to the Transmitter Block being presented with a Certificate and Bawdsey Mug before we close for restoration. Have a look at the youtube video of the event.
The Transmitter Block is now being emptied and some of the contents put into store.
There will be an opportunity on Heritage Open Day, Sunday September 11th, to veiw the inside of the Transmitter Block and also the exterior concrete blast walls before the work is started .
Bawdsey Radar Trustees and volunteers attended a Retail Sustainability course funded by AIM and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. This is in preparation for the shop in the new exhibition which will open in autumn 2017.
Special Event on Last Opening Days.
Felixstowe Amateur Radio Society will be providing a special event radio station (callsign GB2BRS – Bawdsey Radar Station). They will be talking to other amateurs around the world. There may be an opportunity for children to exchange greetings messages over the air. They also hope to provide a demonstration of the original Daventry radar experiment.
This will be the last open day showing the MAGIC EAR exhibition prior to the start of the conservation work.
Garfield Weston have made a grant towards our conservation so we have added them to our list of Donors; >>>see attached page.
On Friday 13th May, Historic England along with SCDC representatives and The Morton Partnership came to view the test panels of concrete conservation carried out by concrete specialists Concrete Renovations.