Country Escape : November 2016

Welsh Border Life

Jules visits former wartime airfield RAF Madley to discover how a quiet corner of rural Herefordshire came to be at the forefront of the satellite revolution

One of the greatest joys of travelling all over the country is the many unexpected discoveries it can throw up. Often as not, quiet corners of the countryside reveal tales of people and places that can both surprise and inspire. Ever since we moved to Herefordshire I’ve been itching to get a closer look at one such quiet corner – and for good reason. Just a few miles from where we live are a series of gigantic satellite dishes strung out across the former wartime airfield at Madley, and which dominate the surrounding countryside.

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