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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

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The assembled 2MT transmitter

2MT in action John Kirke holds the micro

Singer Nora Scott in the 2MT hut performing on a Tuesday evening transmission

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The 2MT hut in Lawford Lane, Writtle

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...again - in glorious technicolour...!

Gallery.  A collection of photos spanning 90+ years...    First - some of the few photos taken in 1922, of the people & the hut.

...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...

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The Writtle village sign on the green

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The Cock & Bell - a short walk from the 2MT hut

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The unusually named 'Melba Court' where the 2MT hut was sited

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The original 2MT hut position, rear of Melba Court

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Lawford Lane bridleway, looking north

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The sign acknowledging the village's radio history

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Lawford Lane to the left, now a 'no through road' but still a bridleway path to Rainsford Road  

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Yours truly, at the Marconi Hut sign, & holding an important reference book !  

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Lawford Lane bridleway, - original track entrance to the 2MT field site

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Lawford Lane bridleway, looking north

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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

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The Chelmsford City District signs, acknowledging our historical significance

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Probably 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.  

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