Pickering station on the NYMR is due to get a new roof over this next winter with work starting on the 1st November with completion by Easter 2011. As part of the project the intention is to provide a tannoy system. Even though Pickering has never had a proper system in the past. The idea is to provide 1950s authentic looking tannoys or even the real thing. What I would like to ask is if anyone out there has :- 1) Any information on the history of the tannoys. 2) When were they first introduced on the railway or even on the LNER / NER. 3) Which firms produced the equipment eg Marconi. 4) Are there any drawings of the equipment. 5) Does anybody have any tannoys they would like to give / lend. Any information gathered is to assist in the development of the system and then to be available in the Learning centre archive on the station. We are hoping to find one of the ladies who did the announcements in the 50s to do some pre records for the new system.