Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society :-
This new book has been published by authors Paul Hawkins and Paul Reyland.
This is the story of two radio communication stations built by Marconi in Essex, a receiving station at Brentwood and a transmitting station at Ongar. The stations were established to provide European and international wireless telegraph services, initially to Berne, Paris and Madrid. Services commenced in 1922 and telegrams were transmitted and received in Morse code at around 100 words per minute. The stations operated in the long wave band and the transmitters and receivers utilised the latest in valve technology.
This book can be purchased for £8.99 (plus postage unless you have a Prime account) on-line at Amazon.
It is also available from the Chelmsford Market on the ‘A Bit of Everything’ stall (tools, books and ephemera) on Thursdays only - at the same price.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of
- Mr Percy Williams who joined in 1953. Died on 20th November 2022.
- Mr Jack (John) Hogg who joined in 1968, died in October 2022.
We had a very successful 85th MVA Reunion on July 2nd 2022 at Pontlins Park.
Over 100 veterans attended, and the feedback is that the food and service was good.
Our President for 2022 is Veteran David Roscoe, ex Software Engineer.
Our Honoured Guest was Tim Wander.
Click here if you want to view some photographs taken at the event.
Click here to view the messages of absent veterans.
Click here to view a list of attendees.
During the last year we have recorded the following veterans who have passed away (click here for list), our thoughts are with them and our sincere condolences go out to their families.
If you did not come but would like to pay your MVA subscription you can still do this from here (but click not-coming).
Our 2023 MVA Reunion is on Saturday 22nd April 2023 - make a note in your diary.
The Marconi Veterans Association Newsletter for 2022 is now published.
The web version which is ideal for viewing on your PC, Smartphone or Tablet is here:
The pdf version is here, which can be viewed (ideally on a large screen) or printed. It is 20 A4 pages long:
The next MVA Reunion is planned for Saturday 22nd April 2023
We are now collecting articles for the 2023 Newsletter, if you have any please click here to email the Newsletter