Out to the waste: Spadeadam and the Cold War
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Sometimes it seems that being an artist brings a strange passport of admission, allowing one relatively easy access to otherwise inaccessible or sensitive places and the apparent freedom to move around inside them. For nearly five years now I’ve become increasingly fascinated with a place called Spadeadam in Cumbria. This remote location has an extraordinary history of occupation: It was the rocket test site for the Cold War Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Blue Streak in the late 1950s and ’60s and is now used by the RAF as an electronic warfare tactics range.