Communicating Connections

Communicating Connections: Sharing the Heritage of Marconi’s Wireless World is an oral history project by Essex Record Office, exploring the history and heritage of the Marconi Company and its legacy in Chelmsford and Essex more broadly. The Marconi Company was started by Italian inventor Mr Guglielmo Marconi and opened its first factory in Hall Street, Chelmsford, in 1898.​

The Company was a world leader in wireless technology, with Marconi equipment being used on ships, notably the Titanic, and in the first live entertainment broadcast by Dame Nellie Melba, live from Chelmsford in 1920.

Listen to clips from the oral histories, see a gallery of images, view the online exhibition and find out more about the podcast and digital guided walks over at Marconi Stories.