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The Kettering Group


Tyneside, UK
2017 Jun 24
Saturday, Day 175

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Kettering Group on the Web:

Book published on closure of the School

Kettering results, history, exploits and accounts

Contemporary Article

Geoff Perry item

Soyuz & Salyut - article by Geoff Perry

BBC News Feature

The Group's First Press Headline

This was the occasion of the press getting hold of the Plesetsk discovery story in 1966. The December 21 headline sums it up nicely and precisely.

You can see a copy of Geoff Perry's letter to Flight International magazine that started it all off here.

Our local paper, the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, got there first having the advantage of being an evening newspaper and 'going to bed' earlier than the Dailies. The major UK national newspapers ran the story the following day.

In the picture across the top are Phil Gregory, Graham Coleman, Bob Christy, Geoff Perry, Derek Slater, Richard Jahn and Mike Sinnett. The photo was taken in Physics laboratory 'A' with us standing in front of the windows that faced Windmill Avenue.

Northants ET - Phil Gregory, Graham Coleman, Bob Christy, Geoff Perry, Derek Slater, Richard Jahn, Mike Sinnett

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