Can you help build the story of the past for BBC exhibition?


DAVENTRY Town Council Museum has appealed for help in putting together a new exhibition which is planned for later in the year.

The special exhibition hosted by the New Street venue is to be themed around the BBC on Borough Hill and will commemorate almost seven decades of the corporation in the town. It will also mark 20 years since its closure.

The voluntary curator of the museum Luisa Pereira and museum volunteer and ex-BBC engineer Rod Viveash have organised a coffee morning to take place on Wednesday, January 25, from 10am at the council offices with a view to collecting memories, artefacts and BBC memorabilia of any kind.

The BBC Borough Hill site opened in 1925 and was chosen by the newly formed broadcasting corporation because it was the maximum point of contact with England and Wales. The BBC World Service was broadcast from the site in 1932.

The site was also used as the first practical demonstration of radar which was carried out in 1935 with a message sent to a radio receiver which was built in Stowe IX Churches.

Only one of the radio masts is still standing on Borough Hill with the station closing in 1992.

Anyone who can help with the exhibition can either go along to the meeting later in the month or call Daventry Town Council on 01327 301246.