Events

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at the Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT. Most events must be booked in advance; please telephone 01245 244 644. You can download a PDF of our full events programme for April 2014 – March 2015 here.

The World of Fred Spalding: Photographs of Chelmsford Past

Three generations of the Spalding family worked as photographers in the Chelmsford area, and have left us a wonderful collection of several thousand images which show how Chelmsford changed between the 1860s and 1930s. The photographs are now cared for by the Essex Record Office, and this talk from an ERO Archivist will take you through highlights from the collection.

Saturday 1 November, 11.00am-12.00noon

£2.50, please book in advance on 01245 244644 to guarantee a place or just drop in

Part of the Chelmsford Ideas Festival

The Spaldings’ earliest surviving view of the lower end of Chelmsford High Street, with Shire Hall visible in the distance, probably taken in 1865 (D/F 269/1/3715)

The Spaldings’ earliest surviving view of the lower end of Chelmsford High Street, with Shire Hall visible in the distance, probably taken in 1865 (D/F 269/1/3715)

 

Essex History Group: Call-ons, containers and (mummified) cats – the archive of the Port of London Authority at the Museum of London Docklands

A talk for the Essex History Group by Vicky Holmes, Port and River Archivist, Museum of London.

Tuesday 4 November, 10.30am-11.30am

Free, no need to book. Small charge for refreshments after the talk

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Saffron Walden 1758 At Saffron Walden Town Hall

In 1758 an extensive survey was carried out covering lands surrounding Saffron Walden, and several maps were made to accompany the survey books. This is a unique opportunity to see these maps and the survey books displayed together, to explore what the town and surrounding countryside looked like in the mid-eighteenth century. The day will also include a talk from the Essex Place Names Project and from an ERO Archivist on how the maps and survey books work together.

Saturday 8 November, 10.30am-3.00pm

Free entry, suggested £2.00 donation

Saffron Walden Town Hall, Market Square, Saffron Walden, CB10 1HR

In association with the Saffron Walden Archive Access Point

Supported by Saffron Walden Town Council

 

Many of the images of documents used here can be found on our online catalogue Seax.

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