The Management Committee are pleased to announce that the 2021 Reunion will take place at Pontlands Park on Saturday 17th April 2021.
Pontlands Park is in pleasant, peaceful rural setting close to the old Baddow Research Centre, with sufficient parking space and close to a bus route, this makes Pontlands Park an ideal location for the 2021 Reunion.
For more details about the venue visit - https://pontlandsparkhotel.co.uk/
It is with great sadness that we report the death of
- Mr Dave Gutteridge who joined in 1962. Died on 4th August 2020.
- Mr Geoff Hardcastle who joined in 1968. Died on 25th January 2018 (only just notified to the Secretary).
- Geoff was the father of Sarah Hardcastle, the olympic swimmer.
Last year a representative of the Essex Record office gave a lecture, where it was explained that the records office have many Marconi photographs and documents in it's archives, but did not have the money to be able to catalogue and preserve these artifacts for the future.
These photographs, many on glass plates, need special protection to preserve them for the future.
The Essex Record Office has now been awarded £93,000 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for this project.
Further funding has also come from Chelmsford City Council’s Essex 2020 fund, which provided £2,000, and the Friends of Historic Essex.
A selection of more than 150,000 images at the Essex Record Office and Chelmsford Museums will be digitised and made available to the public.
The 2020 Reunion Coasters have arrived, normally these would have been given out at the reunion lunch with the cost included in the ticket price.
The headline price is £5 per coaster (excluding postage/packing) but quantity discounts are available plus special pricing for Marconi Veterans/Friends.
Celebrating the centenary of the first live entertainment broadcast by Dame Nellie Melba from the Marconi New Street Works, Chelmsford on June 15th, 1920.