Chelmsford, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Chelmsford, High Street, 1955.

Looking up the High Street, at the very top you can just make out Shire Hall. The building to the right, which used to be J. G. Bonds, is now the Debenhams store. The building just beyond the lamp post, sticking out, is actually on an ismall island; and is where a branch of Lloyds Bank still stands to this day.

A memory of Chelmsford by John Crouch

Record Shop, Duke Street, Chelmsford

Looking for help naming a record shop that was in Duke Street in the mid seventies. It was on the left after the Lion & Lamb if you were heading towards the High Street.

Chelmsford, The Recreation Ground, 1895

Through all the trees, you can see in the background the spans and arches that make up the railway viaduct. The footpath exists still today although in some what different surroundings. Where the little girl is seated at a boating stage, well, this went many years ago.

A memory of Chelmsford by John Crouch