The museum, which is based at Police Headquarters in Springfield, Chelmsford, holds archival material relating to the history of the force from 1840, including personnel, disciplinary and other records, together with more general documents and a large photographic record. Appointment to be made with the curator see website booking form belowmore
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43 Baddow Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0DD, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford Service Area/Colchester Rd, Springfield
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Wander away from Chelmsford's High Street (come out the back of Marks and Spencer and turn left) and you'll find acanteen. An independent cafe/restaurant with chalkboard menus and wooden tables, offering great breakfasts, home-made cakes and lunches from the healthier end of the spectrum. A great place to nurse a hangover, read a newspaper or a...more
Very nice coffee place this Cafe Rouge located in the city centre. I had very nice large coffee here and I did try one of the cakes as well. It is very popular and crowded and you might need to wait a bit in the queue during the weekend, to save time, even that it was January, coming from Finland, I could sit at the table outside :-)more
Although not immediately apparent, Chelmsford has several good little pubs offering real ale, friendly staff and minimal music/fruit machines. In no particular order, our favourites are:The Woolpack: excellent real ales, sausage menu a speciality, gamesThe United Brethren: no frills or pretensions, interesting artefacts overhead and don't forget to...more
If you're young (under 25) and want a night of crazy dancing and heavy drinking, this is the place to go in Chelmsford! You walk in after queueing for quite a long time, and the first thing that hits you is the smell of cheesy feet. I don't know why but its pretty strong! But once u get used to the smell, you'll have a good night here. Its always...more
A music addicted like me cannot pass by a CD store without checking out what do they have inside, so, this time, I got out of the store with a classic Roxy Music CD.
This was one of ten operational wartime airfields established during WWII and ended up as having the shortest life span. Work commenced in May 1943 on the construction of this airfield built by 861st US Aviat. Engion. Bn. in 1943 four mile NE of Chelmsford and which lies in the Essex parishes of Little Waltham and Boreham. It was handed over to the American's of the 394th Bomb Group in March 1944 who flew 99 combat missions in B26 Martin Marauder twin engined medium bombers until July 1944.They subsequently moved to France, Holland and finally Germany. On 24th March 1945, 81 Dakotas of the 315th Troop Carrier Group of the 9th USAAF used the airfield to ferry 1300 paratroopers of the 6th British Airborne Division to the drop zone on the Rhine crossing (Operation Varsity) at Wesel. Later that year the airfield was closed.
The area of the airfield has been subjected to extensive gravel extraction and all that now remains of the former airfield is the control tower, used by the Essex Police Helicopter Unit and the Essex Air Ambulance, a T2 hanger used by the Ford Rally Cars for storage, a short length of one of the three runways and some of the taxiways and perimeter track.
Two memorials of the wartime days exist on the airfield
Chelmsford is a lovely small town in Essex, an interesting place not far from London where you are short time away from the big city but can enjoy as well the countryside.