Photo By D J Norton

Jodrell Bank

Radio Telescope, Jodrell Bank - 26/7/55

Jodrell Bank 1955
My father was a very keen amateur astronomer so it's no surprise that he took an interest in the construction of the first radio telescope at Jodrell Bank.  This picture, and the one below, was taken from a train during one of his trips to Manchester.

Radio Telescope, Jodrell Bank - 18/7/59

Jodrell Bank 1959
By the time this picture was taken, the telescope had been in operation for a couple of years.  Today it is know as the Lovell Telescope.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is open to the public.  I'm sure my father would have loved to have paid the centre a visit!