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A personal 60-year journey on Orford Ness

Orford Ness Pagoda

February 6 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

David Warren will explain how his long-lasting affinity with Orford Ness began with his four-year employment as a Scientific Assistant, increased during his time spent at Aldermaston, and continued after becoming a Volunteer Ranger, and later independent researcher. As a volunteer, David led a National Trust programme to find and record the memories of Orford Ness ‘Veterans’. The facts and memories shared by 55 Vets motivated him and other volunteers to urgently work on acquiring and adding new information to that already published by the National Trust.

David’s talk will include an overview of the vast range of military technologies that were carried out on the Ness, together with an explanation of the various projects newly discovered by independent researchers – now branded as IRGON.

It will also demonstrate IRGON’s use of CGI intended to give the public ‘virtual tours’ of the Ness and the interior its many iconic structures. Analysis of the Vets’ recordings by a Framlingham-born, Canadian Sociology Professor, in his academic work on ‘Secrecy’ will be explained, as will the boost given to our research by AWE Aldermaston supplying 850 declassified files.

Can you help? To raise the public’s awareness of the significant role played by Orford Ness, IRGON has acquired and published* much new information and this has been improved by the input provided by Ness veterans and involved organisations. While this vital support has improved the accuracy of what IRGON publishes, they recognize that there is still much more to be discovered. If you have knowledge of of what occurred on the Ness or know of someone who does, please contact David Warren at davidwarren43@gmail.com or on 07899 978414.
*most of IRGON’s published research can be found on their website www.irgon.org.uk

£15 Friends or £18 non Friends. Book via our online booking system or via info@orfordmuseum.org.uk

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