Thank you for downloading the Essex 2020 podcast. In this series, we go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity. In each episode, Essex 2020 project director Richard Freeman meets some of the brilliant people and organisations who are working to create, inspire and discover Essex’s past, present and future. There is more information on how you can get involved in Essex 2020 at Essex2020.com and at the end of the podcast. In this episode: Chris Neale and Alan Pamphilon from Chelmsford Civic Society | Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society
When Guglielmo Marconi founded his telecommunications and engineering company in Chelmsford, he changed the local landscape forever.
Marconi's Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company was formed in 1897. It opened the world's first radio factory on Hall Street in 1898 and was responsible for some of the most important advances in naval communications, wireless technology radio and television - with Marconi winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909.