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Diggers, hard hats and mugs of tea
Building work underway
June 2001 The new Marconi centre starts to take shape.

Throughout the summer Poldhu was a busy place as the builders worked on the Marconi centre.

The timescale was 26 weeks. By November the Amateur Radio Club had to be in the building.

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+Watch the new Marconi Centre start to take shape.

+The digger moves in during May.

+The building is almost finished by October.

+Pictures taken by members of the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club.



The new Marconi Centre started as a dream for the Chairman of the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club Carolyn Rule.

Now Carolyn and her members of the club have moved into their new home and the dream has become a reality.

The digger cuts the path to the new centre.

In May the digger arrived and started to cut the path that would become the road to the Marconi Centre. Throughout the summer the builders worked on the project.

No roof yet
The inside of the building will house amateur radio equipment.

By June the Marconi Centre was beginning to take shape but there was plenty of work still to be done while dodging the summer showers. The builders worked long hours but always welcomed a brew.

Tea's up
The builders were able to rest in the building by October

While the building work was going on the members of the radio club held regular meetings with builders and the National Trust. Towards the end these talks were held in the new centre.

Almost complete
The moment when the club members could move into the centre.

In October the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club members could look forward to moving their equipment into a new home.

In the words of Chairman Carolyn Rule "I'm totally over the moon with our new home."

To see many more pictures visit Mullion Online

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