On Saturday 12 June, Nellie Melba’s historic broadcast from the New Street wroorks in Chelmsford was celebrated at the Chelmsford Museum in Oaklands Park.
A report of this event was published in the Essex Chronicle and can be read at: http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/news/Dame-Nellie-s-historic-broadcast-celebrated/article-2314581-detail/article.html
A well respected internet news site, “The Register” has published an article on the parlous state of the ex Marconi, New Street site in Chelmsford. The article can be viewed at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/09/marconi_chemsford_hq/
This report contains links back to this site and to the television report from BBC East on 8 June. This report can be viewed (possibly for a limited time) at http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8722000/8722885.stm This is an edited version of the original broadcast as it no longer includes the interview with our chairman Peter Turrall.
If you should see down the street
a man equipped with dipole feet,
a family of curves tagged on behind,
he’s a Radar Man with a micro mind.
His eyes take on a neon gleam,
his arms outstretch to a Yagi beam,
and with the passing of the years
he gets infinite impedance between his ears.
The Doc looked up from his microscope,
turned to his colleague and softly spoke,
“No trace of a brain can I say I find,
he’s a Radar Man with a micro mind”.
With thanks to Norman Gilbert, ex Marconi, Chelmsford for this contribution.