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The Kettering Group


Tyneside, UK
2022 Aug 15
Monday, Day 227

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Kettering Group Equipment in Detail:












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Contemporary 1966 film of the tracking equipment

Cornucopia

A few items do not fit into the technical categories but were nevertheless important to the activities and history of the Group.

Item Purpose Note Currently Residing
Kettering Group Necktie Commemorative item - Possession of one given personally by Geoff Perry confirms full membership of the Group. Dark Blue with Kettering Group logo in colour. Various
Kettering Group Paperweight Commemorative item, distribution unknown. Clear glass, circular approx 75mm diameter, 20mm deep, Kettering Group logo etched on upper surface. Distribution unknown. Various
Kettering Group Pin Brooch Commemorative item - Possession of one given personally by Geoff Perry confirms full membership of the Group. Silver metal with Kettering Group logo in colour. Various
Coffee Percolator Sustenance Perceived as a permanent fixture - smell pervaded the laboratory during mornings, pupils were allowed occasional use when tracking early-morning recoveries or working holidays and weekend....... but mainly reserved to the teachers Probably destroyed
Physics Laboratory 'A', Science Block, Kettering Grammar School Housed the tracking station Formerly located in the School's Science Teaching Block on Windmill Avenue, Kettering Demolished 2007
MBE National Honour presented to mark Geoff's work - 1973 New Year Honours List Personally presented by HM the Queen

Family Item
Geoff Perry Collection.
Jackson-Gwilt Medal Presentation by the Royal Astronomical Society Personal presentation in 1974 to mark Geoff's work

Family Item
Geoff Perry Collection.
Royal Aero Club - Prince of Wales Trophy Presentation to mark work of the Group during 1983 Presented at the Science Museum, London in December 1984 - several Group members present Held by Mark Severance.
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