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Chelmsford Collection

Discover the rich history and diverse landscapes of Chelmsford, Essex. From Victorian gardens to historic battles, this town has stories to tell

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Rising Sun PH, Chelmsford, Essex

Photograph of Rising Sun PH, Chelmsford, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Victorian gardener with watering can, Chelmsford

Victorian gardener with watering can, Chelmsford
Studio portrait of a Victorian gardener with watering can, Chelmsford. circa 1860s

Background imageChelmsford Collection: The Zulu war. Lord Chelmsfords retreat from Isandhlwana the

The Zulu war. Lord Chelmsfords retreat from Isandhlwana the
Lord Chelmsford surveying the damage after the Battle of Isandlwana. The battlefield strewn with corpses is in the foreground, Isandhlawana Hill is in the distance, as are the Zulu impi (warriors)

Background imageChelmsford Collection: The Zulu war. Sir Garnet Wolseleys camp at Ulundi. Zulus co

The Zulu war. Sir Garnet Wolseleys camp at Ulundi. Zulus co
Following the Zulu defeat at Ulundi, Zulu capital and place of their ancestors, Garnet Wolseley took command of the British army from Lord Chelmsford

Background imageChelmsford Collection: The Village, Great Waltham, Essex

The Village, Great Waltham, Essex
The Village, Great Waltham, Chelmsford, near Broomfield, Essex, England. Date: 1911

Background imageChelmsford Collection: MA Middlesex Westford Vector Road Map

MA Middlesex Westford Vector Road Map. All source data is in the public domain. U.S. Census Bureau Census Tiger. Used Layers: areawater, linearwater, roads, rails, cousub, pointlm, uac10

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Boys in field, Essex Boys Industrial School. Chelmsford

Boys in field, Essex Boys Industrial School. Chelmsford
A garden squad doing agricultural work at Essex Boys Industrial School, Chelmsford. A cart bears the name of the institution. (See also the image of card reverse in this collection.) Date: circa 1906

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Suffragette Grace Chappelow Votes for Women

Suffragette Grace Chappelow Votes for Women. Grace Chappelow (1884-1971), born in Hatfield Peverel, Nr Chelmsford, Essex. Shown selling and advertising Votes for Women newspaper

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Highlands, Essex, engraved by John Rogers, 1831 (engraving)

Highlands, Essex, engraved by John Rogers, 1831 (engraving)
XJF451306 Highlands, Essex, engraved by John Rogers, 1831 (engraving) by Bartlett, William Henry (1809-54) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hylands Park, near Chelmsford, Essex; ); English

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Demonstration of the wireless telephone

Demonstration of the wireless telephone, June 1920. In the 1920s, broadcasting was still in its infancy, with radio transmitters and receivers owned only by amateur enthusiasts

Background imageChelmsford Collection: A portrait of Captain Lord Chelmsford after his appointment

A portrait of Captain Lord Chelmsford after his appointment
Lord Chelmsford, the new viceroy of India. He was previously HM representative in Australia; Queensland and New South Wales. Date: 1916

Background imageChelmsford Collection: THE SHIRE HALL, CHELMSFORD, UK. Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford

THE SHIRE HALL, CHELMSFORD, UK. Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford and the county town of Essex, in the East of England

Background imageChelmsford Collection: The relief at Ekowe

The relief at Ekowe
Lord Chelmsford(1827-1905) riding out to meet Colonel E.K Pearson(1834-1909) about a mile from Fort Ekowe, with troops following

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Postcode Sector Map sheet 9 East Anglia (South)

Postcode Sector Map sheet 9 East Anglia (South)
This Postcode Sector Map (sheet 9) displays all of the first part of the postcode and the first number of the second part, or Inward Code, (eg EX20 3) for the southern half of East Anglia

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Chelmsford Essex UK City Street Map

Chelmsford Essex UK City Street Map
Vector Illustration of a City Street Map of Chelmsford, Essex, UK. Included files are EPS (v10) and Hi-Res JPG. Data courtesy from Ordnance Survey: VectorMap District https

Background imageChelmsford Collection: The Queen at Chelmsford Station, 15th June 1978

The Queen at Chelmsford Station, 15th June 1978
This photograph shows The Queens arrival at Chelmsford Station on 15th June 1978. The Queen was attending the Essex Show as part of her Silver Jubilee celebrations

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photo shows Gary Barlow. Take That perform their Party Tour

Photo shows Gary Barlow. Take That perform their Party Tour to their fans in Chelmsford at the Chelmsford Spectacular. Photo taken 26th August 1993

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photo shows Howard Donald and Mark Owen. Take That perform their

Photo shows Howard Donald and Mark Owen. Take That perform their Party Tour to their fans in Chelmsford at the Chelmsford Spectacular. Photo taken 26th August 1993

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Firemen tackle a blaze in the library at Chelmsford Prison. 20th March 1978

Firemen tackle a blaze in the library at Chelmsford Prison. 20th March 1978

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Essex County Road Map

Essex County Road Map
A detailed map of the glorious county of Essex in England. Derived from high quality Collins Bartholomew map data showing larger villages

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Chelmsford England Skyline

Chelmsford England Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageChelmsford Collection: A Chelmsford Omnibus as ordered by Torquay Corporation

A Chelmsford Omnibus as ordered by Torquay Corporation, early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Chelmsford Railway Station early 1900s

Chelmsford Railway Station early 1900s

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Railway Station, Chelmsford early 1900's

Railway Station, Chelmsford early 1900's

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Chelmsford High Street early 1900s

Chelmsford High Street early 1900s

Background imageChelmsford Collection: High Street, Chelmsford early 1900's

High Street, Chelmsford early 1900's

Background imageChelmsford Collection: 1840s Victorian Map of Essex

1840s Victorian Map of Essex

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Stone Bridge, Chelmsford, Essex

Stone Bridge, Chelmsford, Essex, built circa 1780 Date: circa 1950

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Lord Chelmsford

Lord Chelmsford
Sir Frederick Thesiger, Lord Chelmsford (1794 - 1878), English politician and lawyer, published shortly after his death. Chelmsford twice served as Chancellor of the Exchequer

Background imageChelmsford Collection: County Map of Essex, c. 1777

County Map of Essex, c. 1777
From The Large English Atlas: or, a new set of map of all the counties of England and Wales drawn from the several surveys which have been hitherto been published

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Public arms: Cashel; Wotton Basset; Chelmsford; Navan; Halsted (engraving)

Public arms: Cashel; Wotton Basset; Chelmsford; Navan; Halsted (engraving)
6008930 Public arms: Cashel; Wotton Basset; Chelmsford; Navan; Halsted (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of White Horse PH, Chelmsford, Essex

Photograph of White Horse PH, Chelmsford, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Rose & Crown PH, Chelmsford, Essex

Photograph of Rose & Crown PH, Chelmsford, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Queens Head PH, Chelmsford, Essex

Photograph of Queens Head PH, Chelmsford, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Plough PH, Chelmsford, Essex

Photograph of Plough PH, Chelmsford, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1929

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Essex Arms, Chelmsford, Essex

Photograph of Essex Arms, Chelmsford, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1928

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Compasses PH, Chelmsford (Old), Essex

Photograph of Compasses PH, Chelmsford (Old), Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Compasses PH, Chelmsford (New), Essex

Photograph of Compasses PH, Chelmsford (New), Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Photograph of Carpenters Arms, Chelmsford, Essex

Photograph of Carpenters Arms, Chelmsford, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Margaret Thesiger (Margaret Monck)

Margaret Thesiger (Margaret Monck), (1911 - 1991), youngest daughter of Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, Known for her street photography in London during the 1930s

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Margaret Thesiger, later Monck (1911-1991), youngest daughter of Frederic Thesiger

Margaret Thesiger, later Monck (1911-1991), youngest daughter of Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, known for her street photography in London during the 1930s. Date: 1924

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Margaret Thesiger (1911-1991) youngest daughter of Frederic Thesiger

Margaret Thesiger (1911-1991) youngest daughter of Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford. Following her marriage to John Goldman (Monck), she became the photographer Margaret Monck. Date: 1924

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Personalities at the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve banquet caricatured by Fred May

Personalities at the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve banquet caricatured by Fred May. Pictured are C. I. H. Concannon, Charles Hipwood, Lord Chelmsford, Air Vice Marshal Sir Philip Garrie

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Cartoon, Bravo, Chelmsford! (Battle of Ulundi)

Cartoon, Bravo, Chelmsford! (Battle of Ulundi)
Cartoon, Bravo, Chelmsford! A satirical comment on the Battle of Ulundi (4 July 1879), during the Anglo-Zulu War, won by Lord Chelmsfords forces against those of Cetewayo

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Broadcasting, A new departure with a great future (b / w photo)

Broadcasting, A new departure with a great future (b / w photo)
6008287 Broadcasting, A new departure with a great future (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Broadcasting, A new departure with a great future)

Background imageChelmsford Collection: Royal Agricultural Societys Exhibition at Chelmsford (engraving)

Royal Agricultural Societys Exhibition at Chelmsford (engraving)
2772315 Royal Agricultural Societys Exhibition at Chelmsford (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Royal Agricultural Societys Exhibition at Chelmsford)

Background imageChelmsford Collection: King Edward VIs School, Chelmsford, Essex (colour litho)

King Edward VIs School, Chelmsford, Essex (colour litho)
2800309 King Edward VIs School, Chelmsford, Essex (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: King Edward VIs School, Chelmsford, Essex)

Background imageChelmsford Collection: The first broadcast transmitter operated in Great Britain, installed at the Marconi Works

The first broadcast transmitter operated in Great Britain, installed at the Marconi Works
2662503 The first broadcast transmitter operated in Great Britain, installed at the Marconi Works, Chelmsford, in 1919 and 1920, from The Story of Twenty Five Years



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Discover the rich history and diverse landscapes of Chelmsford, Essex. From Victorian gardens to historic battles, this town has stories to tell. Step back in time with a Victorian gardener gracefully tending to his plants with a watering can in hand. Relive the dramatic events of the Zulu war as Lord Chelmsford retreats from Isandhlwana and Sir Garnet Wolseley sets up camp at Ulundi, while Zulus collaborate. Explore the picturesque Highlands of Essex through an enchanting engraving by John Rogers dating back to 1831. Experience the excitement of Scruffts Essex Hylands event on May 26, 2019, where adorable dogs steal hearts with their playful antics. Navigate your way through MA Middlesex Westford Vector Road Map for an adventure-filled journey around Chelmsford's surroundings. Get acquainted with Captain Lord Chelmsford through a captivating portrait capturing his essence after his appointment. Witness the determination and resilience of boys at Essex Boys Industrial School as they engage in activities within vast fields. Immerse yourself in the charm of The Village in Great Waltham, Essex - a place that exudes timeless beauty and tranquility. Celebrate women's suffrage alongside Suffragette Grace Chappelow fighting for Votes for Women. Lastly, witness groundbreaking innovation as wireless telephones are demonstrated - paving the way for modern communication technology.