industrial Heritage Talk by Alan Pamphilon

Northumberland Theatre, Writtle University College  |  Tuesday, June 26th  |  6.30pm to 8pm

Chelmsford has a rich and varied industrial heritage which includes many ground-breaking inventions. This talk covers a variety of these amazing innovations 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 and the evolution of radio and radar.

Other information: A variety of refreshments will be available for purchase on arrival.  |  Tickets are £5.

Chilling Tales of Chelmsford Walk by Alan Pamphilon

Stone Bridge (next to Toni & Guy)  |  Thursday, June 28th  |  7.30pm

City History Walks sponsor a walking tour of the city describing the more unpleasant, darker side of its history, not typically covered by history books. This walk and talk features murders, ghosts, hangings, witchcraft and much more. So how did a protestant preacher end up facing a traitor’s death? Which tests did the Witch Finder General use to confirm acts of witchcraft? In which buildings are there believed to be ghosts or paranormal activity? The stories are explicit and graphic, and not for the faint hearted!

Other information: Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Tickets are £5 (this includes a donation to the Ideas Hub). To reserve your place, call 07779 931401 or email