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7 October 1934. The Droitwich high-power long-wave transmitter replaces Daventry 5XX, an upgrade that boosted signals for millions of listeners and covered most of Britain. These amazing pictures were taken at Droitwich between 1934 and 1937. More about the switch-over from the excellent web site. From top to bottom:

  1. The National and Regional Transmitter Power Control Desk and part of the National Transmitter, 5th May 1937.
  2. The Changing Over of the Feeder Switch at Droitwich Transmitting Station, October 1935.
  3. Transmitter Hall, ground floor, July 1934.
  4. Mechanics in the workshop cleaning commutator, October 1935.
  5. One of the output valves being wheeled into position in a C unit, August 1934.

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"What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in! In scattering compliments, tendering visits, gathering and venting news, following feasts and plays, making a little winter-love in a dark corner."

- Ben Jonson (1572 -1637)

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