In the late 1920’s a number of employees of the Company decided that it would be appropriate if they organised a formal dinner to celebrate the many years they had been with the Company and to reminisce on times together.
The first President in 1928 was Senor Guglielmo Marconi and the following year his brother-in-law H. Jameson Davis who was, by now, a Director of the Company, was elected to succeed him.
Each year, apart from 1939 -1946 (WWII) and 2020 (Covid), a get-together with members of the Association has taken place either in London or at Chelmsford and a new President is elected.
The basic requirement for Veteran Membership is that the employee has achieved 15 years total service with the Company. Associate Membership is also available to anyone who has not achieved that length of service but nonetheless can demonstrate an association with “things Marconi”.
Reunions are now held each year, around the date of Marconi’s birthday in April, at Pontlands Park which is just outside Chelmsford, near to the old Marconi Research Laboratories with all members being invited. An annual Newsletter is also published and sent to members around the beginning of the year.
Because of the number of companies involved, calculation of qualifying service is quite complex, but a short phone call can usually sort it.
If you or someone you know would like to join The Marconi Veterans’ Association or just wish to find out more, please contact the Membership Secretary, Barry Powell on telephone 01268 696342, or email
Giving your contact details.