The Isle of Purbeck has its place in history. It's a little known fact that Radar was first developed at a military base near Worth Matravers. The work was top secret and eventually moved to a more secure establishment. But for a time, during the 2nd World War, top scientists created something that would change the world for ever.
On the cliffs, just along from St Aldhelm's Head, Worth Parish Council have erected a memorial to that work. The Orb-like dish is an unusual structure to find on a cliff, but so fitting to that work.
More importantly, without Radar I wouldn't be here. The station existed for a number of years into the 1950s and my father was stationed there for his National Service in the RAF. That brought him south from the Midlands, he met my mother and that was it - birth of the Baggster (after their courtship, marriage and the arrival of my sister, of course!).