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Discover more about the history of our newest city in an entertaining walk lead by our guide dressed in period costume.           Choose from any of these walks...........Price £5 per person......... Advance Booking Essential    
(includes a donation to the Ideas Hub charity)

Telephone: 07779 931401          Email: cityhistorywalks@gmail.com            Follow us on Facebook

SUNDAY 12th MAY @ 2 PM
A guided walk featuring the recent history of the city centre before the large shopping centres arrived. 
Also covers Tindal Street as it once was.
(Meet at the Stone Bridge)                                                                                                                           Also available as a talk

  Heritage OPEN DAYs 2019

                        SPECIAL MARCONI WALK               
FRIDAY 20h September 2019 @ 10 AM
(Meet outside the Woolpack PH)     

A tour from the first Marconi factory to the second, finishing inside the Marconi the famous 1912 building. 

More events at http://www.chelmsfordcivicsociety.co.uk/heritage-open-days.html

Run on the behalf of the Ideas Hub Charity

Chilling Tales of Chelmsford 
ThUrsDAY 21st March 2019 @ 7.30 PM

ThUrsDAY 25th APRIL 2019 @ 7.30 PM

Our local “Master of the Marcarb” will lead you on a walking tour

of the city describing the more unpleasant side of its history.

Featuring murders, ghosts, hangings, witchcraft, strange happenings and more. 

(Meet at the Stone Bridge)   


FORGOTTEN History OF Chelmsford  
SUNDAY 17th March 2019 @ 2 PM     

During this walk our local historian, will give you an insight into some of the history of our city that may have been lost in the mists of time. He will explain the origin of the name and how the Romans and then the Normans played their part in shaping the city centre. We will also learn about some of the famous people that were local residents and influenced both the health and the architecture of the old town.  Over time there have been some dramatic changes to our city, one of the biggest was the effects of the industrial revolution and the coming of the railway. This changed Chelmsford from an agricultural town, with a coaching stop on an old Roman road, into a hive of manufacturing and technology with a direct rail link to the capital and the rest of the world. 
Coming right up to date, the city continues to evolve in many different ways, but it is really good to refresh the memory and to remember our important local past.

(Meet at the Stone Bridge)                                                                                                                                Also available as a talk

industrial HERitage Walk

                                                            SUMMER 2019
Chelmsford has a rich and varied industrial heritage which includes many ground-breaking inventions. During this walk we will cover a large number of these marvellous achievements. The variety is amazing and includes from the early years the location of a rope maker’s walk and one of the many local iron foundries. From the Victorian era there is the first Marconi radio factory, a generator house used for public street lighting and a steam omnibus factory. The commentary will also include the building of the railway through Chelmsford, the precise manufacture of ball bearings, the evolution of radio, radar and the early days of television. 

Meet outside the Woolpack PH)                                                                                                                         Also available as a talk

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A walk featuring people that changed Chelmsford, a special event arranged as part of the 2018 Essex Book Festival.

(Meet at the Anglia Ruskin University)                                                                                                          Also available as a talk

150 years of Chelmsford Star co-op    
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A celebration history tour taking in a number of the city locations that the company has been associated with.   

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All walks are available for private hire and most walks can be performed as talks or lectures.

  Additional talks include;

“Five not so famous people of Chelmsford”

and “The Secret War time device made in Chelmsford”

              Women That ROCKed the Boat
SUNDAY 24th March @ 2 PM

Walk in the footsteps of Essex Women who rocked the boat! Meet the women of Chelmsford who fought for equality and their rights! Discover the history of the Essex Girls from the 15th century Witches to the publicans of the 1960's. From Anne Knight to the factory workers of WW2, we will take you on a journey back in time.

(Meet opposite the railway station)                                                Also available as a talk

History of Moulsham Street
 SUNDAY 5th MAY @ 2 PM      

On this walk we find out little known facts about the oldest street in Chelmsford with a history that dates back to the Iron Age.

(Meet at the Stone Bridge)                                                                                                                             Also available as a talk