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Memories of missiles on the moors of Cumbria
« on: Nov 27, 2019, 10:25:03 »
Talking a Blue Streak: The ambitious, quiet waste of the Spadeadam Rocket Establishment
Memories of missiles on the moors of Cumbria

Of all the monuments to Great Britain's efforts to maintain its pre-war status as a global superpower in the post-war world, the remnants of the Blue Streak intermediate-range ballistic missile project are among the most bathetic.

Traces of Blue Streak and related rocket projects can be found in the Australian desert, on an industrial park outside Aylesbury, jutting out of a cliff face on the Isle of Wight and amid the moorlands of Cumbria.

Read about it here: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/27/spadeadam_rocket_establishment/

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Re: Memories of missiles on the moors of Cumbria
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2019, 14:22:24 »
A few Google Maps links connected with the photos in that article:

In the car park https://goo.gl/maps/xxkcv3qigWnPoUrV7

Priorlancy Rigg https://goo.gl/maps/pyKjPpBWXzkbuABV9

Greymare Hill https://goo.gl/maps/P18DKwFSReX57e8k8