"History of Archaeological Investigations in Chelmsford" - an illustrated talk by Nick Wickenden, Chelmsford City Council’s Museums Manager

Wednesday 04 October 2017
20:00 to 22:00

Archaeological investigations in and around Chelmsford have revealed much interesting and sometimes surprising information about the development of our county town. Central to the story, of course, are the Roman discoveries relating the settlement’s role as a midway stopping point between London and Colchester: its name Caesaromagus (the market place of Caesar) suggesting a place of some importance . Even earlier are the intriguing Stone and Bronze Age discoveries in the Springfield area of the town, the scale of which suggest a considerable degree of community organisation at that time. Excavated sites at Pleshey and Writtle have added 12th and 13th century dimension to the wider Chelmsford story.


Chelmsford City Council’s Museums Manager Nick Wickenden, the guest speaker at the next meeting of the South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society, will present an overview of these and other key archaeological discoveries that have informed our understanding of the town’s origins and growth when he presents an illustrated talk about the History of Archaeological Investigations in Chelmsford.


The talk will be held at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 4th October at Champions Manor Hall, Hullbridge Road CM3 5LJ. Visitors are very welcome to attend (admission £3). New members will always be welcome to join the Society – the £12 per annum membership fee covers admission to all of the Local History Society’s remaining seven talks between October and May 2018.

Contact John Frankland
01245 321518
Champions Manor Hall
Hullbridge Road
South Woodham Ferrers
(view map)
Cost Free for Society members; visitors are very welcome to attend (admission £3)