Writtle 2MT Centenary Celebrations

Marking 100 years since the world of radio broadcasting was born in Writtle.

Writtle 2MT Centenary Celebrations

Did you know that the world's first radio station started in Writtle in 1922? Called 2MT ("Two Emma Toc"), this humble – and somewhat experimental – enterprise operating from a small hut ultimately became the BBC as we know it today.

CSES will be joining in the celebrations of this significant milestone in our industrial heritage, and we invite you to do the same! A programme of events for all the family will take place over this weekend in Writtle village centre to mark the occasion.

In addition to the weekend activities, there will also be:

Over the weekend, you might like to join The Writtle Wireless Walk – it will take about 90 minutes starting at The Rose and Crown public house (57 The Green, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3DT) during the afternoon. A circular guided tour of the village highlighting its many connections to those early days of wireless broadcasting and the Marconi Company.

It will feature the stories behind both the buildings and people that were involved in making 2MT Writtle the first radio entertainment station to regularly broadcast 100 years ago. An event that would change our world and the way that we communicate forever.

Booking is essential as numbers will be limited. The price is £5 per person (Children under 12 half price) and includes a donation to a local charity.

Bookings can be made by calling Alan on 07779 931401. Email or click here to find out more.

21 May 2022, 10:30 through 22 May 2022, 16:30
Writtle Christian Centre
Church Lane
United Kingdom
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