This is our largest project to date, and it’s not an OB truck or a generator!

As we stated in our recent press release, we have bought a building at Hemswell Cliff near Lincoln to house our collection of historically significant broadcasting equipment.

The building was originally the Sergeants’ Mess at the former RAF Hemswell, built in the 1930s. We have almost 30,000 square feet of floor space set in 2 acres of grounds. Many of the other former RAF buildings nearby are now the largest antiques centre in Europe.

After its days as a sergeants mess parts of the building have been used  as a pub (The Gunners Arms) and a community centre. It’s been empty and  neglected for about ten years.

The main building as seen in July 2021
The west wing as seen in August 2021
The east wing as seen in August 2021

There is a two-storey main block, a pair of two-storey wings and a single storey annexe. We have three large halls plus around 100 smaller  rooms which range from large cupboards to garages.

Rear view of one of the halls
Rear view of one of the other halls

The Early Television Foundation Society and Museum


The Early Television Foundation in Hilliard, Ohio is dedicated to the preservation of the technology from the early days of television. The website’s mission is to preserve and make available to the public the history of early television, from the mechanical systems of the 1920s through the introduction of colo(u)r television in the 1950s.

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