Time Travellers Guide to Chelmsford

by DannyUK

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Yvonne Lawrence who is the Learning Services Manager at Chelmsford Museum.Yvonne gave me a tour of her latest exhibition, City Centred - The sights, sounds and smells of Chelmsford’s past.

The exhibition is amazing, especially if you’re a self-confessed lover of Chelmsford as I am.  In fact, I’m so impressed that the planned post I had for the experience is taking far longer to write than I anticipated simply because I can’t find the words to explain how great it is.  (I’ll get there, and that post will go live soon!)

This is just a pre-cursor post, though.

Next Tuesday, 23rd September, Yvonne is presenting an amusing illustrated talk to accompany the exhibition called “The Time Travellers’ Guide to Chelmsford”. It promises to advise would-be travellers in more detail about the highlights and dangers they might discover as they visit different periods in Chelmsford’s past.

If you could travel back in time to different periods in the city’s history, what would you do?  Where would you stay?  What jobs were available?  What would you need to watch out for?  And perhaps most importantly - how much does it cost to buy a beer?  Tardis not provided, but an exclusive view of the exhibition is - the sights, sounds and smells of Chelmsford’s past.

The presentation begins at 7.45pm with doors opening at 7.30pm.

Tickets are just £6, and though the entire exhibition is open to the public for free, it’s worth paying just to hear the passion with which Yvonne speaks about the city, and the knowledge she shares which may otherwise be missed.

If you love Chelmsford, if you’re interested in local history or even if you just have some time to kill next Tuesday, you will not regret attending!

You can book in advance on 01245 605 700 or get more details at the official website.

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