Chelmsford, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Chelmsford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Old Family

I have in my possesion a pocket watch, the final proceeds of a family will of which William Loveday was one of the executors. It was given to my grandfather, one Arthur Raven as a keepsake in clearing up the last few shillings of the bequest. In searching my family history I came to Chelmsford and found that the shop known as ...Read full memory

Mortlock Family

My father was a Mortlock and was born in Chelmsford. His father was William born 1843. I believe my Father lived at Bishops Hall Mill. One of his sisters married into the Batsford family. If anyone has any information I would be happy to hear from them. I was christened in the Cathedral and spent weekends with cousins that lived in the area during the 40s and 50s.

William Leech Gun Maker 1796 1948 Still Trading

William Leech moved from St Martins in the Field, London to 20 Duke Street,  Chelmsford in 1794. There he started up his gun maker's shop. Later he moved to 3 &4 Tindale Street, Chelmesford. Percy Leech, the last family gun maker, trading under W Leech & Sons, sold the business about ...Read full memory

A memory of Chelmsford by Ann Jones