Sunday, 26 May 2019

Chelmsford Industrial Trail. Originally devised and written by Stanley Wood in 1987. Revised and up-dated by Tony Crosby and Dave Buckley in 2018

Members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will have receive a 54-page book, in colour, produced by Messrs Crosby and Buckley to mark 30 years since the production of the original work 'Chelmsford Industrial Trail'.  It has been produced on behalf of the Essex Industrial Heritage Group.

Much has changed since 1987.  Many Chelmsford residents once worked in important local industries such as Christy, Crompton, Hoffmann and Marconi.  Chelmsford City hails itself as the 'Birthplace of Radio': 2020 sees the centenary of experimental broadcasts from the Marconi site.

"This new edition includes the industrial sites from Stanley Wood's original guide which survive, albeit in altered state, and describes what changes have taken place. It also highlights those sites which have been totally lost and redeveloped"

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