Marconi & The Making of Chelmsford

Interview: Chris Neale & Alan Pamphilon, Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society

What connects The Titanic, Australian opera, Bologna and a massive factory in Chelmsford?

And do you know how close the Daily Mail were to owning the BBC in the 1920s?




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.


Useful links

Chris Neale

Alan Pamphilon

Alan’s walks for Chelmsford Civic Society (Facebook)

Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society

Chelmsford Civic Society

Guglielmo Marconi on Wikipedia

Marconi historian Tim Wander

The Titanic and Marconi’s wireless telegraph – Science Museum

Godfrey Isaacs, Marconi’s business brain, on Wikipedia

Winifred Sayer, world’s first woman broadcaster

Dame Nelly Melba’s microphone

Dame Nelly Melba on Wikipedia

Captain Peter Eckersley


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Essex 2020 is an Essex Partners initiative.

This is an always possible podcast.

The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts.