ABOUT US: We were founded in 2010. In March 1942 and in great secrecy, UK Scientists from the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) near Swanage and the Air Defence Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) were moved to Malvern to escape enemy raids. TRE and its successors remained in Malvern until the Government relinquished the site to QinetiQ in 2001.
WHAT WE DO: We tell the stories to the public of Malvern’s science heritage and the people behind it through exhibitions, talks and visits to schools. We collect memories and artefacts which help us understand the origins of world changing inventions.
OUR AMBITION: We are currently seeking a new home so that volunteers can catalogue and make available on line many of our historic records. MRATHS wants to open a Science History Centre in Malvern, both to house our unique collection of artefacts and to open to the public as an interactive centre to tell the stories about the people and the science behind the many world changing ideas that originated here. The centre will be designed to appeal to a wide range of visitors and also to support schools in promoting Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
The Malvern Radar and Technology History Society (MRATHS) exists to preserve and celebrate the Heritage of the Government Research at Malvern which conducted research and development in support of the armed forces.
The Society Activities include:
- Recording - new written accounts, oral history, and site archaeology.
- Researching - documentary, cartographic and photographic sources.
- Archiving - preserving and cataloguing historical material.
- Displaying – information and artefacts
- Exhibiting - displays and outreach talks to schools, community societies etc
- Publishing – articles, books, exhibitions and this website.
- Supporting - restoration of early equipment for display and demonstration.
The activities of the Society are managed by a steering group, who are:
|John Gillham||Ron Henry
(Schools Liaison & Publicity)
(Chair & Archivist)
(also Croome RAF Museum Curator)