Chelmsford and 100 years of
(this is work in progress, never mind the design, feel the content... please use browser back-forward buttons to navigate for the time being)
The famous hut in Writtle where 2MT – and
broadcasting - was born
We can create an "destination" event based on Chelmsford's unique heritage ...with a lasting legacy:
|The London Olympics - despite costing £9 billion -
struggled to deliver obvious legacy benefits.
The £100m (yes, really) Belfast Titanic exhibition opened in 2012 has made a great success from chronicling the disaster writ large on a mural at Chelmsford Railway station. The connection is of course was the use of Marconi radio devices to send the SOS and subsequently save many lives. It is richly ironic that a city that built a ship that sunk should have a £100m celebration of the fact, and Chelmsford - the City that built that radio that saved 706 of the souls on board has almost nothing to show!
BB2022 marks the start of a cultural phenomenon that continues to gather momentum and directly impinge on the lives and everyday existence of the entire planet.
I would hope Chelmsford has enough ambition to want to establish a permanent exhibition site for “The Story of Broadcasting”
as a tourist destination and shrine to all facets of broadcasting for enthusiasts and
media people around the world.
This aspect of the project was always going to require chutzpah, luck
and nerve to pitch to the global companies that dominate the world of
wireless comms and new media, but the support from the government's Festival 2022 ought to
be able to make the difference and help get attention. There is
now a growing likelihood that the future of the BBC - and the
government's regulation of media in general - will shortly become a
major topic of (inter)national interest and debate
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