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Did you know that the world’s first RADAR demonstration took place in Daventry on February 26 1935? The technology’s pioneer, Robert Watson-Watt, was able to detect the passage of an RAF Handley Page bomber using equipment mounted in a Flatnose Morris van parked in a field near Weedon a little outside the town.

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John Wilkins
Thomas Randolph

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Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose - Wilfred Owen
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Elizabeth I excommunicated by the Pope - 1570, Yes Minister First Broadcast - 1980, Birmingham Six convictions overturned - 1991
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