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Caption for Writtle, The Church 1898: 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').

An extract from Chelmsford Photographic Memories.

Memories of 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 (...Read full memory)

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