Chelmsford, High Street 1969

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Caption for Chelmsford, High Street 1969: Bond's - its name in chunky 1960s lettering - is here designated 'A Debenham Store'. During the 70s it became simply Debenhams.

An extract from Chelmsford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Chelmsford


This is a view taken from the bottom of London Road, near to the High Street. It has now changed beyond all recognition. However there is one building which has not changed in appeareance one bit, and still exists to this day. If you follow the buildings on the right side of the road, literally the last (...Read full memory)

Hello, I recall going with my mother in the 1960's to visit her friends who were the landlord and landlady of a pub called The Clockhouse. I recall it had a small tower with a clock and a small, raised garden at the back. I just tried looking it up on Google but could find no trace?. Can anyone recall this pub and tell me its location? Thanks

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 friend. Although she married someone else, as I did. I have kept in touch with her all my life, she, (...Read full memory)

The building to the right with the sign outside it is the old police station at the top of Waterloo Lane. The path on the left, and what can be seen of the edge of a building is that of Shire Hall. The tree is growing at the very edge of the grounds of the cathedral.

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Caption for Chelmsford, High Street 1969: Bond's - its name in chunky 1960s lettering - is here designated 'A Debenham Store'. During the 70s it became simply Debenhams.

An extract from Chelmsford Photographic Memories.

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