Sunday, 14 April 2013

Boggymead Stream Smallford

Boggymead stream
Boggymead Stream rises in this area and flows southwards

Post to the east Hatfield Aerodrome
Post to the south Smallford

Oakfield Lane
Radio Nursery
CEMEX Hatfield plant and quarry. CEMEX, has been mining land originally owned by de Havillands since 1969. A conveyor belt runs across country carrying material
BT Trial Site. St Albans Radio Station was a point to point radio link run by the Post Office. It was opened in 1926 and it was probably here that Wilkins noted interference by aircraft of radio signals in 1932 which led to development of radar for that purpose. It was used in the Second World War as a listening station feeding coded messages to Bletchley Park for decryption. It was the first station to intercept German radio teleprinter transmissions which were used for the most secret messages. It was later used as a GPO/BT testing ground and closed in the 1960s. It is at present awaiting redevelopment.

Sources
Geograph. Web site
St. Albans Council. Web site.
Watson. Radar origins world wide

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The BT test site has now been demolised and redeveloped as housing