Cecil Trent remembers Winfrith when it was fields – his father was a tenant farmer and grazed cattle on the heathland in Dorset. But in the late 1950s the family had to leave because the government wanted the land for atomic energy research. In the years that followed, nine experimental reactors were built where pioneering research was carried out. Nowadays, the ground-breaking work is focussed on returning the site to heathland – something Mr Trent never believed he would see.
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