Newsletter 2009

Sandford Mill Museum

International Marconi Day – Saturday 25th April 2009

Entrance free, 10am – 5pm

Guglielmo Marconi’s birthday is commemorated at this popular annual event. It’s the chance to visit the Marconi collections, including the ship’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 – 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.marconi1922radio