Throughout the project, 10 volunteers recorded oral histories with former Marconi Company employees. Here you can listen to clips from interviews to hear about workers’ stories of their time at Marconi’s. Find out more about the interviews on Essex Archives Online.
Barbara is a trailblazer in the world of engineering, and began her career as an apprentice at Marconi. She recalls being the only female apprentice on her course in 1974, and being the first female apprentice since Marconi's took on women in engineering roles during the Second World War.
Cyril worked at Marconi for 15 years, before moving on to ITN as Chief Engineer after being headhunted. One of his main tasks there was to implement colour television. After 3 years at ITN he returned to the Marconi Company, but discovered that it had changed dramatically.