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.
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.
The Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG), a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), is pleased to announce that we have bought a building at Hemswell Cliff near Lincoln to house our collection of historically significant broadcasting equipment.
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.
MBT, The Museum of Broadcast Technology in Woonsocket, Rhode Island is dedicated to the restoration of early TV cameras, videotape systems, and related technologies. The museum’s collection reflects the broadcasting and teleproduction industries from their early days through the ensuing decades.