Memories of Chelmsford
This shows the view looking up Tindal Street from the London Road end. In the centre of the photo you can see a sign sticking out. This you can just make out is the Spotted Dog public house which was there until that side of the road was developed. Just beyond the cars you can make out a large building on the ...Read full memory
In the foreground can be seen the lake which is situated alongside the railway line, with the viaduct in the distance with its spans and arches. The lake itself was actually created when extra soil had to be found to raise the level of land high enough for the viaducts to be created. Remove the soil, fill it with water and you have a lake where fishermen have sat on its banks for many a year.
My mother (Phyllis (Howard) Penn had a brother, Jim, who lived in Chelmsford with wife Phyllis and son Brian. Sadly, I never got to meet my Uncle Jim, as he died before my mother and I made this trip. I was 15 and our visit to his home was short, so never got to see the town.
I lived in Coval Lane from my 1st birthday to my 24th birthday - 1948/1971. Then I got married and moved out. At that time the shop on the corner was a wool shop because my mum, an ardent knitter, bought most of her wool there. I think somewhere there was a Barclays Bank and the Greasy Spoon Cafe as we called it was down an ...Read full memory