TL1908 : St Albans Radio Station, Smallford

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Colney Heath, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

St Albans Radio Station, Smallford
St Albans Radio Station, Smallford
St Albans Radio Station was a point to point radio link run by the Post Office. It was opened in 1926 and closed in the 1960s. It was subsequently used as a GPO/BT testing ground and at the time this picture was taken (July 08)was almost derelict and awaiting redevelopment. It was used secretly in WW2 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 their most secret messages, but using the Colossus computer they were decrypted at Bletchley and were a major influence on the outcome of the war.
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TL1908, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 July, 2008
Category
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 192 082 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.5930N 0:16.3964W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 193 080
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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