Building the Wireless Age: A Unique Marconi Exhibition
Venue: Marconi Hall Street Works | City: Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Building the Wireless Age: A Unique Marconi Exhibition (FREE ENTRY)
At the original Marconi Wireless and Telegraphy works in Hall Street Chelmsford,
the world's first wireless factory which Marconi established in 1898.
Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society is proud to support Marconi Science WorX: Chelmsford Civic Society in collaboration with BBC Essex.
To celebrate the history and legacy of Marconi and the Marconi Company in Chelmsford, this free commemorative event will be hosted over a period of three months in the original Grade II listed Marconi Factory in Hall Street prior to its conversion into residential and commercial units.
This Exhibition has been organised by the Marconi Heritage Group in affiliation with the Chelmsford Civic Society, at the request of the developers MAC Design and Build Ltd to allow the public access to the significant industrial heritage of the building.
Archival material from a variety of sources will be showcased, in many cases for the first time. Contributors include The International Marconi Museum in Bologna, The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, the Essex Records Office, Chelmsford Museums and several private collections. Local families with their own small collections of Marconi-related memorabilia have also contributed.
This is a major opportunity to share the Marconi legacy, and showcase the evidence for the claim of Chelmsford City's entry signs: "Birthplace of Radio".
Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society will be running hands-on Science and Engineering Clubs for schoolchildren with the Marconi legacy being a powerful inspiration for today's budding entrepreneurs! A series of talks have also been organised (pre-booking is required).
Please see our events pages for individual talks and activities:
- Fri 11 March: Official opening with Tony Appleton, Town Crier
- Fri 18 March: Building The Wireless Age with Tim Wander
- Fri 25 March: The BBC and Me and my life behind the Mike with Dave Monk
- Fri 1 April: All at Sea: The Exciting Story of Offshore Radio with Ray Clark
- Tue 5 April: Marconi in Chelmsford with Tim Wander
- Thu 14 April: The Role of the Wireless in the Titanic Tragedy with Tim Maltin
- Fri 22 April: The Use of Wireless at the Battle of Jutland with Dr Elizabeth Bruton
- Fri 29 April: Brunel: The Untold Story with Peter Maggs
- Thu 5 May: Engineering Our Future with Professor Danielle George
- Thu 5 May: Marconi and the Invisible Universe with Professor Danielle George
- Fri 6 May: The Story of Marconi's Steam Yacht 'Elettra' with Peter Watkins
- Sat 7 – Sun 8 May: Big BBC Weekend with BBC Essex
- Fri 13 May: All at Sea with Ray Clark (second date added by popular demand)
- Sat 14 – Sun 15 May: Come and make a radio with CSES
- Fri 20 May: Amazing Ada: The Countess of Computers with Heidi Hards
- Fri 27 May: Riding the Radio Waves with Jane Humhpreys
- From Friday, 11 March 2016 11:00 to Sunday, 29 May 2016 15:00
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