- Page 1: MVA President Martyn Clarke
- Page 2: Derrigimlah, Clifden and all that
- Page 3: He never needed 2 or 3 visits
- Page 4: Mailbag
- Page 5: How times have changed
- Page 6: The Two Emma Toc 95th Anniversary Celebrations
- Page 7: Marconi Heritage Group
- Page 8: The Marconi Firemen
- Page 9: Marconi Veterans website domain (name) changes
- Page 10: The Secretary’s slot
- Page 11: David Samways
- Page 12: Life in 60s Nigeria for Marconi College instructors
- Page 13: The 81st Veterans reunion
- Page 14: Frederick Beales
- Page 15: Marconi Reunion 1930
- Page 16: From our own archive
- Page 17: Micheal Stears
- Page 18: “Not much of an engineer”
- Page 19: Sydney Eric Jones
- Page 20: Lost for words
- Page 21: Fred Kime
- Page 22: Denys Harrison
- Page 23: In Memoriam
From our own archive
Shameless use of our bound volumes of ‘The Marconi Companies and Their People, what would we do without them, because I had more awkward-to-fit items for fourteen pages, but not enough for sixteen – and anyway, it’s a nice, tranquil Essex scene, so why not. It’s from the January 1966 edition.
(Photo by Charles Seeley)
Fourteen and sixteen does, of course refer to the paper edition of the Newsletter
Church to have Marconi Marine equipment
One piece of Marconi Marine equipment which is destined never to catch sight or sound of the seven seas is an ‘Elettra’ sound reinforcement system which is to be fitted in one of East Anglia’s oldest and most handsome churches, the fifteenth-century parish church of St. Mary-the-Virgin at Dedham.
The church, which was founded by wealthy wool merchants of the small town when it was a flourishing centre for the industry, is having microphones fitted in the pulpit, lectern and vicar’s stall to feed two sound column loudspeakers, providing sound reinforcement to the nave, and two smaller loudspeakers in the west wing. Because of the intensive work done by technicians, the equipment will in no way intrude upon the beauty of the interior fabric or the lovely oak columned roofing.
The fine pinnacled and battlemented tower of the church figures in many of the paintings of the Stour Valley by the great landscape artist John Constable.