Sharing our history: Marconi in Chelmsford

Location: Essex Records Office, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT
Date and time: 7 November, 14.30-16.30

Do you have memories of the working at or with Marconi? As part of the Festival of Social Science, the University of Essex is hosting an oral history event to commemorate Guglielmo Marconi, and the centenary of the opening of the world’s first purpose-built radio factory in New Street factory in Chelmsford.

Chaired by Martin Astell, Sound Archivist at the Essex Record Office, the event will feature films and short talks by Chris Gardiner, a former engineer at Marconi; Peter Turrall, Chairman of the Marconi Veterans’ Association and Geoff Bowles, curator of the Sandford Mill Museum.

This free event is open to all:

  • people wanting to find out more about Marconi the man and the technological advances he made
  • those who worked for Marconi, or who had relatives who worked there to come along to share and record their memories. 

Further information

Google map link to: CM2 6YT
Organised by: Fran Abrams, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Essex