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    The Marchesa Marconi, in London for celebrations to mark the centenary of her husbands birth, stepped back into history today.

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    CU Sign "Postal Headquatcrs of the Post Office"
    3 ft

    GV View from the roof of post office of St Pauls Cathdral
    6 ft

    CU Radio equipment similar to that used by Marconi
    9 ft

    GV Marchessa Marconi, her daughter Pinrcepessa Elletra marconi Givoanelli and Edward Fennessy arriving on roof G.P.O. building
    20 ft

    SV Mr. Fennessy points out where the first broadcast was picked up near St. Pauls
    25 ft

    MV Marohess Marconi and Mr. Fennessy pose for photographs
    29 ft

    CU Machessa Marconi tapping on a morse coue key
    35 ft

    GV Photographers
    37 ft

    CU Marchessa Marconi
    40 ft

    GV Party leaving rooftop.
    48 ft

    Marchesa Marconi arriving on the roof of the HQ. GPO in London, with her daughter, the Principessa Ellettra Marconi-Giovanelli and Mr. Edward Fennessy, managing Director, Telecommunications (dressed in a Grey suit) and Mr. Alex Gurrall, Managing Director, Posts. (Tall man dressed in Blue suit.

    Various shots of the partybeside the apparatus, press photographers photographing the event, Marchesa Marconi and her daughter using the morse key, Pan back from St. Pauls to the apparatus, close ups of the apparatus and GV HQ building of the GPO.


    100 ft Silent shot by Mr. Mun (Singapore TV) which may be of use. Sound quality will be poor owing to a loose connection on amplifier. Apologies for Press photographers remarks on the sound, is was impossible to cut them out because of the cramped conditions.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Marchesa Marconi, in London for celebrations to mark the centenary of her husbands birth, stepped back into history today.

    With her daughter, the principessa Ellettra Marconi-Giovanelli, she visited the site on the roof of the Postal Headquarters in St. Martin's Le - Grand from where her radio-pioneer husband gave the world's first public demonstration of wireless communications.

    During the visit Marconi's widow and daughter examined radio equipment similar to that used in the first historic broadcast. This equipment forms part of a major Scientific Museum exhibition marking the centenary of the radio pioneer's birth.

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