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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

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A walking tour featuring the recent history of the town centre before the calming of the ”great river Can”, the advent of the large shopping centres and pedestrianisation of the High Street. This will bring to life tales about the shops and buildings in the High Street, some of which are still there and some that are sadly no more. Included in this walk will be a verbal reconstruction of the large part of Tindal Street that was lost in the late 1960's.
(Meet at the Stone Bridge)                                                                                                                           Also available as a talk

  CHELMSFORD Heritage OPEN DAYs 2019

                        SPECIAL MARCONI WALK               
FRIDAY 13h September @ 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


Chilling Tales of Chelmsford 
ThUrsDAY 16th MaY @ 7.30 PM

ThUrsDAY 11th JULY @ 7.30 PM

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

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

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

(Meet at the Stone Bridge)   


FORGOTTEN History OF Chelmsford  
autumn 2019      

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 of the town 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 transformed 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

                                             THURSDAY 27th JUNE @ 7:30 PM
Chelmsford has a rich and varied industrial heritage which has included many ground-breaking inventions. During this walking tour 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

Groups only  

Over the years many people have had an influence on our town, now city, some are remembered by blue plaques others are not. On this walking tour we will cover a group of these people who are famous for many different reasons; however each

played their own special part in our history.  This walk was first performed 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    
Groups only  
A celebration history tour of this great local organistaion visiting a number of the

city locations that the company over the years 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

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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 local Essex Girls from the 15th century Witches to the publicans of the 1960's.

From the Anti Slavery Campaigners to the brave 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
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Moulsham Street, named by the Saxons, is perhaps the oldest street in Chelmsford and has a past which predates the city centre. This walk covers the history of the hamlet from before the Roman occupation, through Saxon and Medieval times up to the industrial revolution and the present day. Over that time the street has seen many dramatic changes, but hidden away are some fine examples of it’s evolution which you will discover during this tour.

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