1962 Construction of the golf balls starts The three 140ft tall radomes, with their distinctive 'golf ball' shape become a familiar Yorkshire landmark for the decades to follow
September 1963 Formally opens
24th February 1972 4 minutes warning confirmed In written answers, Lord Lambton confirms that the warning time of Soviet nuclear attack offered by Fylingdales remains just 4 minutes.
1973 Russian spy ship 'bugging' claims made Conservative MP Geoffrey Stewart-Smith claims that the Russians are using spy-ships disguised as trawlers to ‘bug’ the station and the Soviets have already cracked the West's so-called nuclear attack shield. Fylingdales is the most Southerly point of the shield.
September 1992 The Pyramid replaces the golf balls The new 170ft high pyramid - costing over £160,000,000 attracts immediate suspicion over accusations that it can be used as part of the USA's vaunted "Star Wars" defense system.