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Tim Wander’s latest book From Marconi to Melba was written for the Centenary of the First British Radio Broadcasts from Chelmsford.

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In June this year, Essex marked the centenary of the first ever public entertainment broadcast from Chelmsford by pioneering company Marconi with a number of events as part of Essex 2020 – A Year of Science and Creativity.

Tim was instrumental with the plans that were organised for 2020 and the Centenary programme of lectures plus a first installation of a new blue plaque in the Chelmsford. He also write the script for the play on 15 June 2020. It is hoped that in 2021 on 15th June a year later we will be in a position to see the play staged at the Civic Theatre.

About the author

Raised and educated in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, an Honours Degree in Computer Science from Aston University in Birmingham brought Tim Wander by chance to work at GEC-Marconi Communication Systems’ Writtle site, near Chelmsford. He spent the first 17 years of his career with various arms of the GEC-Marconi Company worldwide, designing, developing and managing radio, telecommunication and control system projects.

Tim is always pleased to provide help and support about any aspect of the history of wireless, broadcasting and the Marconi Company. Over 35 years and 11 books, he has amassed a huge photographic and book/document archive and answers his many emails as soon as possible.

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