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image for Historical Event item typeThe Battle of the Ancre Film at Essex Record Office

Historical Event, Sat 22 Sep 2018, £5

Battle of Ancre

Battle of Ancre


Essex Records Office


Public Venue Team,
Essex Record Office, Wharf Road,


The Battle of the Ancre and the Advance of The Tanks (1917) is a little known masterpiece of British non-fiction cinema which documents the autumn and winter stages of the Somme campaign on the Western Front. Including the first ever scenes of tanks in battle, Battle of the Ancre also conveys, with power and artistry, the difficulties experienced by the British Army as it fought over ground beset in a sea of mud.

The film is being made available by the Imperial War Museum for screenings across the country throughout summer and autumn 2018. This screening is a joint event with Chelmsford City Council.

Saturday 22 September, 1.30pm-3.45pm (refreshments will be served from 1.30pm, the film screening will begin at 2.00pm)

Tickets £5, including tea, coffee and biscuits. Advance booking essential

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsWelcome Host

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 Sep 2018 13:30 to 15:45


Price includes Tea, coffee and biscuits



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Map reference: TL 714064  Lat: 51.73011 Long: 0.48053

Turn from Springfield Road into Navigation Road then right into Wharf Road. Essex Record Office is at the end of Wharf Road. Public car parking is available in the Chelmsford City Council car park beyond ERO. Three disabled spaces are available at the end of the access road on the left side of the ERO building.

½ mile from Chelmsford Railway and Bus/coach stations and 100 yards from Parkway Park and Ride bus stops.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome