Site all teed up for famous golf balls

Golf balls being built at RAF Fylingdales
Golf balls being built at RAF Fylingdales

WHITBY Gazette readers may be able to recall the construction of the famous golf balls at RAF Fylingdales - for years, one of the most prominent landmarks on the North York Moors.

A Whitby ex-pat, Peter Casson, wrote from his home in Beverwijk, The Netherlands, to say he came across this photo of the moorland base when it was being built although he couldn’t put a date on it.

“Many locals were involved in the construction work,” he said.

“You get a sense of scale by the figure in the doorway.”

The golf balls were replaced by the current pyramid in the mid-90s.