Officially, work on guided missile design was nonexistent in the UK. The team at The Grove "worked on radar", however, one day the newspaper headlines screamed "UK Works on Missiles"???.. and Stanmore was mentioned. The team had not been warned or given permission to tell families before the announcement, one of the teams wives hasn't trusted him since!
There was no canteen until sometime later. Some of the team went to a Normandy Restaurant in Stanmore others went The Vine, which in those days, had a real "spit-and-sawdust" public bar with trestle tables and benches, but you could get quite a reasonable lunch for two shillings. Others favored "The Hare" for a good drink and a game of cards.
|Early Radar Work on at The Grove.||Early Module for Radar Worked on at The Grove.|
|Engineers at Work 1950's||Telephone Exchange at The Grove|
|Work Shops from outside Security Fence 1950's||Inside The Workshops 1950's|
|Building 5 Drawing Offices, Work Shops and Surgery 1950's||The Grove House 1950's|
|The Grove Surgery Office Building 5 c1951||The Grove Surgery, Building 5 c1951;|
|The Grove Surgery, Building 5 c1951||The Grove Surgery, Building 5 c1951|
|The Grove Staff Canteen c1951||Mockup Aircraft with Radar Equipment c1950's|
|The Grove Staff Carpark 1950's||The Grove House c1951|