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Old 9th Aug 2019, 9:02 pm   #1
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Default Project Launch at Amberley Museum

Next Friday to Sunday we shall be holding an exhibition to officially launch the MCR21 restoration project at the Amberley Chalk Pits Museum. The 16th to 18th August

If your in the south next weekend we would be pleased to see you. Oh and the Amberley museum is well worth a visit in its own right.

Rather than write a lot here some Links to more information. Links:-

Amberley http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/

MCR21 www.mcr21.org.uk/events

Broadcast Television Technology Trust www.bttt.org.uk

MCR21 story on BBC website https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/research/mcr21

Brian Summers video explaining the work to be done https://vimeo.com/275057027

BBC Outside Broadcast Van MCR21 is the property of the Trust which is a registered charity. MCR21 played a part in BBC outside broadcasting and it will be restored back to it's 1963 condition to bring the history of the time and the memories of those who worked in it to life. We have received partial funding from the National Lottery for this and it is planned to secure MCR21 for the future as a national asset.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 8:31 pm   #2
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All loaded up and ready to go for the rig day tomorrow.

Our Exhibition open Fri to Sunday, look forward to seeing you.

Brian For the MCR21 project

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Old 18th Aug 2019, 7:26 pm   #3
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Just been at the launch today at Amberley, my first visit there, helping out for a bit. It rained at the outset but soon cleared up and the stand seemed to get a very good throughput of visitors. It was a good show with lots of stuff for the kids and adults to do and see. Following a model train round a track on a camera with vintage inverted viewfinder, using a proper, working 1965 Pye camera and admiring the iconic 1959 Pye with the four lens turrets on the front.
Anyway, all credit to Brian and the crew for a superb display and a very professional public launch for the project. A lot of visitors ended up spending quite a time with the MCR21 crew asking very good questions.
Looking forward to seeing how the refurbishment progresses once the OB truck goes off to the specialists for mechanicals to be sorted.
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...the Amberley museum is well worth a visit in its own right...
It certainly is! I've only visited once, but there is more to see there than can be fitted into a single day.

Best of luck with the project
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 9:33 am   #5
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Wow what a weekend!!

It was a good show and I would like to thank all those who helped with the weekend and the the many who came especially for the exhibition. The 4 days went by in a bit of a blur, one rig day and 3 exhibition days. Pamphonica is coming over to help with the unloading and packing away of the exhibits back into the camera museums store.

Then I am going to take a bit of a rest to recover........

Can I ask those who gave me information or anecdotes to jot them down in an email to me please, lest I forget!

Picture of said 4 lens Pye Camera, a Mk4 made in 1959 attached. I will post more pictures and a better report later.

Brian Summers for the Broadcast Television Technology Trust & MCR21
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