A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Chelmsford Photographic Memories

Chelmsford Photographic Memories

The photo 'Writtle, All Saints Church 1898' appears in this book.

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In 1800, shortly after the roof of Chelmsford's future cathedral had collapsed, the tower of All Saints', Writtle, followed suit. The events prompted the bucolic rhyme “Chelmsford church and Writtle steeple both fell down, but killed no people”. Two years later, Writtle's belfry was “rebuilt after a tasteless fashion” ('Little Guide to Essex').

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Other Memories from Writtle

I was the first manager of Writtle Football Club and was a member of the club from 1966/67 until I left to come to Australia in 2000. I have many happy memories of my years at the club and remember great stalwarts of the club such as Ken Poole, Alfie Brown, Geoff Baker, Tom Farr and Gwen Farr, Fred Butcher and his wife Joan, who used to wash the kit and would have it washed and on the line before we made our way ...see more

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