The Chelmsford Museum would like some Marconi pictures to be identified (more pictures added 29/05/20)
When the 2020 Newsletter and Reunion letter was sent out to all MVA members, it included a survey about future Reunion lunches.
We had 249 responses to this survey, which will now be considered at the next MVA committee meeting.
Marconi and the Making Of Chelmsford
Dame Nellie sings! - 10th June 19:30
Re-enactment of Dame Nellie's Broadcast - 15th June 19:00
A re-enactment of Dame Nellie's Broadcast at the exact time, day and month of the original broadcast 100 years ago.
A World without Marconi - 16th June 19:30
by Alan Hartley-Smith (Chelmsford Civic Society)
Most people regard Marconi's contribution to the World is wireless and radio but from this sprang the whole world of electronics which now dominate the modern world, in particular the impact of computers and their many influences. The talk covers our contribution to the development and use of the technologies that enable the many ways in which they affect our world.
This is now a ZOOM lecture on Tuesday 16th June, 19.30 - 21:00
Writtle and the Birth of British Radio Broadcasting - 22nd June at 19:30
Talk by Tim Wander
"Hello CQ! This is 2MT Writtle Calling"
The success of the Chelmsford concerts leads to the amazing story of radio station 2MT in Writtle and its charismatic leader Peter Eckersley, who became Britain's first regular radio broadcaster and soon the first Chief Engineer of the new BBC.
This is a ZOOM lecture - click here for details
Marconi: Past, Present and Future. November 1st, 10:00 to 16:00
Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society
UPDATE 20th May 2020
It is reported that a US Judge has now given permission to RMS Titamnic Inc, the US salvage company behind the plans, to recover the Marconi wireless set known as the "voice of Titanic".
Jan 2020 report:-
It has been reported by the Daily Telegraph and the Washington Post, that the RMS Titanic Inc,(a US company) is planning to remove various artifacts from within the Titanic, including the Marconi Wireless.
The request has been detailed in documents filed this week in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Virginia.
During the last 30 years the RMS Titanic Inc. have only been salvaging items from around the broken wreck, so this is the first time they plan to remove artifacts from within the wreck.
This is a controversial project and various UK Politicians are lobbying the US Government to try to stop the plan.
The plan would be to use remotely operated vehicles with mechanical arms to remove the roof from the Marconi room, then lift the wireless equipment out from within the radio room.
The location of the Marconi room is shown here.
A current photograph of the deteriorating Marconi wireless is shown below.
The radio room would have been configured similar to the below.