MWF45: When Radar Came to Malvern

Malvern Walking Festival Logo
Loading Events

Event Description

In May 1942 and in great secrecy, 2500 radar scientists were evacuated from the south coast to Malvern. Visit the key places involved, and learn about this extraordinary story from the Malvern Radar And Technology History Society (MRATHS).

Hear about the move, the effects on life in Malvern and the impact the scientists of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) had on the outcome of WWII. Many of those scientists became household names in their later careers.

The route is on pavements, with frequent explanatory stops, with some new insights to be shared.

DISTANCE: 2 miles
DURATION: 2½ hours
DIFFICULTY: Leisurely/Gentle
DATE: 30th May 2023
START TIME: 2:00 pm
WALK LEADER: Dennis Williams
START LOCATION: Great Malvern Railway Station (main entrance)
WR14 3AU
Grid reference: SO 783457
What3Words: bunch.hiking.cages
Further details:
Car parking at front and rear of station or on nearby streets

The walk will end at the Malvern Winter Gardens where refreshments can be purchased.

Tuesday 30 May 2023