A historical view of Chelmsford, in Essex. The listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add
a historical perspective of an area, in this case, Chelmsford.
Chelmsford pub index
Chelmsford has many different visions for me. From an early
age, I visited close cousins in the area, and remember well the old Chelmsford
route past Hylands, St Johns, and into the centre, always a bottle neck for
traffic. It was only a twenty minute ride, but well remember the car sickness!
This I eventually grew out of.
I was unaware of the rich history of Chelmsford that I missed,
and much of the town was rebuilt in the 1960's. At a later stage in my life, I
was always fond of the shopping centre - very modern, and appealing, compared to
that of other local areas. A good place to park was in the car park near to
Moulsham Street, and a short wander into the town centre.
About this time, with my sudden interest in family history, I
spent many hours, with regular visits, to the very modern, and again appealing,
and friendly Essex Record Office. Times change, and I do not visit the town as
much as I used to, although I drive past Chelmsford every day, normally on the
As my current research includes pub history, and noting that
the Chelmsford section was 'missing' detail, I decided to take a closer look at one
part of Chelmsford which has eluded much of the 1960's devastation, and still
has a little history (Moulsham Street) - so here is a short guide to this single
street on which I am building.
Moulsham Street - a historical perspective
Do you have pictures of this area? Old or
new, all are welcome.
I will add other streets when I feel they are relevant.