December 2022

12 Days of Radar – Day Nine

The 240-foot timber receiver towers were some of the tallest wooden structures ever built in Britain.

Timber was used for the receiver towers to reduce radio reflections. They were relatively light and to erect a mast under ideal conditions took a gang of about ten men days rather than weeks.

However, they were not rigid. Being timber and bolted, once the height got near the 200ft mark the top swayed a bit!

You’d need a fair few fairy lights to decorate one at this time of the year…

The timber receiver towers can just be seen in the distance behind the tall metal transmitter towers

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12 Days of Radar – Day Nine