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A collection of photos spanning 90+ years... First - some of the few photographs taken in 1922, of the people & the hut.
The Writtle engineering team who created 2MT -
Back : B Maclarty / H Kirke / R Wynn / H Russell
Front : F Bubb / N Ashbridge / P Eckersley / E Trump / E Beeson
The assembled 2MT transmitter
Singer Nora Scott in the 2MT hut performing on a Tuesday evening transmission
The 2MT hut in Lawford Lane, Writtle
...and so to the present day - a collection of photos taken in October 2015, when we retraced the steps of those early pioneers from the Cock & Bell pub to the site of the 2MT hut in Lawford Lane...
The Writtle village sign on the green
The sign acknowledging the village's radio history
The Cock & Bell - a short walk from the 2MT hut
Lawford Lane to the left, now a 'no through road' but still a bridleway path to Rainsford Road
Yours truly, at the Marconi Hut sign, & holding an important reference book !
The unusually named 'Melba Court' where the 2MT hut was sited
The original 2MT hut position, rear of Melba Court
Lawford Lane bridleway, - original track entrance to the 2MT field site
Lawford Lane bridleway, looking north
The Marconi Hut Writtle sign, in Lawford Lane at the entrance to Melba Court, giving a good description of the significance of the hut & the people involved
Yours truly - 2E0RMI - in the original 2MT hut, operating on the 2 metre VHF band for 'CARS' - Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society - with fellow 'hams' Chris G0IPU (to the left) & Peter M0PSD (to the right). The 'long low hut' is still on occasion full of 'long low people' - & lots of old wireless equipment !
(The original hut has been renovated & is now sited at Sandford Mill, part of the Chelmsford Museum)
The Chelmsford City District signs, acknowledging our historical significance
Possibly named after one of the 2MT pioneers - near to the Marconi Company New Street works
The original 2MT hut is now safely preserved inside the Sandford Mill Museum in Chelmsford, with a display based on the concert by Nora Scott & the original Cock & Bell piano ! Information boards give a good description of the 2MT story, & we recommend a visit to Sandford Mill to view this & other industrial heritage displays.