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History of Brookmans Park Transmitting Station
« on: April 20, 2006, 10:06:20 am »
A reminder that local author and historian, Lilian Caras, will be giving a talk about the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station at the next meeting of the North Mymms Local History Society on Tuesday, April 25.  Visitors are welcome.

Lilian is the author of a feature on this site about the transmitting station. Click here to read it. There is also a complete book on the topic on this site, entitled "The London Twin-Wave Broadcasting Station Brookmans Park". Click here to read the book.

The title of Lilian's talk is  "Brookmans Park calling - the history of the transmitting station". The event is being held at the United Reformed Church, Bluebridge Road, Brookmans Park, at 8pm. Admission is 1 and tea and coffee are available.
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Re: History of Brookmans Park Transmitting Station
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 09:22:33 pm »
Just seen a couple of tweets linking to a video about the closing down of the Marconi transmitters at Brookmans Park after 31 years service. The video clip gets interesting after six minutes when the bloke flicks the switch (and looks really sad).

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2009/brookmans_park.htm

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Re: History of Brookmans Park Transmitting Station
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 09:27:02 pm »
From one of the links from that page. Some old pictures of the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station that are not on this site.

http://www.bbceng.info/Operations/transmitter_ops/Reminiscences/brookmans_park/brookmans_park.htm
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Re: History of Brookmans Park Transmitting Station
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 07:24:01 pm »
I've just stumbled across a video of the moment the Marconi transmitter closed down at Brookmans Park Transmitting Station. It's a video from December last year. Watch from 5:30 onwards to the point where the bloke turns off the transmitter. At 7:00 he looks like he is getting quite emotional.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQe7vFTWx4
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Re: History of Brookmans Park Transmitting Station
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 05:22:50 am »
Dave - I am sure that you have shown us the same just a little while ago !!
 

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Re: History of Brookmans Park Transmitting Station
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 06:35:39 am »
Oops, yes, apologies one and all. Totally forgot. Got carried away because I have figured out how to embed video in the forum.

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