Ditchling's Secret World War II Installation - May 31st, 7.30 pm
The Radar Station that Never Was
Ditchling’s World War II Secret Installation
- May 31st, 7.30 pm at the Old Meeting House -
Ditchling History Project are pleased to announce that Rob Thornton will be giving his fascinating talk on the deception surrounding the secret wartime post situated in the fields behind North End. Villagers at the time knew of the installation which was heavily guarded but could only suppose it was a secret radar station.
Rob Thornton was in a unique position to unravel the truth. The son of local butcher, Guy Thornton, he grew up playing in the fields around the village and was into everything. Later his working life was spent as a telephone engineer and he developed a deep interest in the links between the telephone service and Bletchley Park’s work on breaking the Enigma code.
Rob tells the intriguing story of how he discovered what was going on behind the guards in the Second World War. The truth is far from a radar station and concerns matters of national importance!
Come along and hear his amazing story on 31st May 2019, at 7.30 pm in the Old Meeting House, The Twitten in Ditchling.
Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Tickets costing £7.50 (including a glass of wine) are available from Ditchling Post Office and online at ditchlinghistoryproject.org