Chelmsford, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Old Hawkes Sweet Factory In New Street, Chelmsford

Hi my name is Doug, when I left school at the age of 15 in 1955 I worked at the Hawkes sweet factory as a sugar boiler, amongst other things, and it was there that I met my first girl ...Read full memory

A memory of Chelmsford by Doug Watts

Chelmsford, Car, Duke Street, 1925.

The car would have been parked outside where the Duke Street Post Office once stood. The man behind it about to step on the pavement has just crossed Broomfield Road into Duke Street. Behind him can be seen ...Read full memory

A memory of Chelmsford by John Crouch

Chelmsford, Shops In The High Streeet, 1919.

This view is taken from outside the island where the current Lloyds Bank stands, and shows the view down the High Street. In the background can be seen the spire, which was the Wesleyan Church, and ...Read full memory

A memory of Chelmsford by John Crouch