There is currently a new move in Chelmsford to have the Marconi statue moved from where it languishes behind the bus station to a more prominent position in the town centre.
The idea of having the statue in the town centre was suggested many years ago by the Essex Chronicle when the statue was still in the foyer of Essex Record Office.Â This report is in our Archive for May 2004.Â The move to the town centre was rekindled by the Dean of Chelmsford, The Very Reverend Peter Judd, in his sermon during the service to re-dedicate the Marconi Memorial Plaque on 26 April.
TheÂ thrust for the move has been taken up again by the Essex Chronicle and in the edition for 21 May the paper has most ofÂ the front page and two other pages on the subject, including the possibility that the Hall Street works may be used as a cultural centre now that Anglia Water are selling the property. The Essex Chronicle articles can be found at http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/news/CHELMSFORD-Let-s-Marconi-limelight/article-1021870-detail/article.html and http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/chronicle/turnMarconi-culture-hub/article-1021854-detail/article.html
In addition a petition has been started to request the statue be moved.Â The petition titledÂ “Save Marconi Heritage” can be found at
We hope that all Marconi Veterans and others interested in the engineering heritage of Chelmsford will add their signature. It’s free and takes less than a minute of your time.