This walk of Chelmsford City centre brings to life the fascinating past of our city, which dates back to Norman times and has a name that is of Saxon origin. 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.
The walk starts at the junction of Mildmay Road and Hall Street (outside the old Marconi building), CM2 0DN. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.
Thu 25 May 2017
19:00 to 20:30
The price is £5 per person (Children under 12 half price) includes a donation to the Ideas Hub.