Chelmsford and 100 years of broadcasting

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 The famous hut in Writtle where 2MT – and broadcasting - was born
– now relocated to Chelmsford’s Sandford Mill Museum


A new Marconi Mural installed  created by Artists Victoria Button & Nicholas Haydon for Chelmsford train station, launched July 8th 2017

The imagery is of course the remind us that the Titanic survivors were rescued thanks to the Marconi radio on the Titanic and the rescue ships.
Remember, Belfast's Titanic Exhibition has received £100m in funding.


Compared to the fulsome celebration of Marconi in his birth city of Bologna, Italy, Chelmsford City Council has been reluctant to embrace the Marconi Heritage for many years. The original Victorian buildings housing the factories and research facilities established and operated at the turn of the 20th century until the general demise of the business in 1990s have mainly been repurposed for housing. Some remnants remain at the Chelmsford City Museum in Moulsham, and Chelmsford'ss rich industrial past is barely commemorated at the disused waterworks at Sandford Mill Bologna visitors land at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport and are then offered a complete guided tour of Marconi  places of interest,

"Sites and places related to the Bolognese scientist Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication in 1895 and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909. Born in 1874 in Bologna, at the age of 27, he succeeded in receiving the first transatlantic radio signal, which led to a worldwide revolution in telecommunications."

At the launch ceremony: Artists Nicholas Haydon and Victoria Button; new local MP Vicky Ford - a Radio City enthusiast, County Councillor with special interest in Essex cultural matters, Mark Durham and Greater Anglia’s head of corporate affairs.


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