Old Maps of Chelmsford

Historic Maps of Chelmsford and environs, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and by renowned Victorian cartographer Samuel Lewis.

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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 (...Read full memory)

I have a photograph (taken by Fred Spalding) of all the (mainly female) workers who did the night shift at Hoffmann's Turret taken in January 1919. One of the workers is my grandmother aged 23. Can anyone supply any history to what these workers may have actually been doing? Would they have been making (...Read full memory)