Sandford Mill Museum
International Marconi Day – Saturday 25th April 2009
Entrance free, 10am – 5pm
Guglielmo Marconiâ€™s birthday is commemorated at this popular annual event. Itâ€™s the chance to visit the Marconi collections, including the shipâ€™s radio room and the new exhibition in the Marconi Writtle broadcasting hut, from where the first broadcasts were made in 1922. The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society operate a number of stations at the site throughout the day, the contacts worked by them being of particular interest to the youngsters, who are much in evidence. Photos (courtesy www.g0mwt.org.uk – Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society website) show young onlookers at the CARS station in the Marconi hut, and also in the hut, a display of old radio receivers. The centrepiece is a 1922 Marconiphone two-valve receiver, more than likely made in Chelmsford. CARS support a number of events at the museum during the year.