Chelmsford, Mother And Daughter 1919

Memories of Chelmsford


Many years ago the Shire Hall was where the Quarter Sessions trials were held. This would be the same as the Crown Court trials of to-day. The magistrates court was held in an old building which can still be seen in Church Street. Nowadays it is where the magistrates courts are to be for the time being. Enter (...Read full memory)

In the late fifties I went to the Cathedral School in Chelmsford and we lived in Rainsford Road then. Sometimes after school I would come home via New Street, and also later in the sixties when I went to the Grammar School. There was a junk shop with sweets on the ground floor. I wasn't interested in the sweets, I just (...Read full memory)

I trained and qualified as an SRN in 1963 at Chelmsford and Essex Hospital. It was 3 years of hard work and fun. I wonder what has happened to the building.

I was born to a second generation Chelmsford family. My grandfather was the security guard on the Marconi's gate (Townfield Street end), his name was John Thomas Hanchett, he was the treasurer of the local Salvation Army. My father was Arthur Hanchett, a musician who played in The (...Read full memory)

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