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Chelmsford: Market, Mildmay and Marconi
Fri 4 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
An illustrated talk exploring three important influences on the city’s development - the importance of the market, the dominance of the Mildmay family, and the arrival of Marconi. Explore the links between the important market charter of 1199 that got the town established; a market trader called Thomas Mildmay who became very rich and started a dynasty; through to the sale of Mildmay lands and arrival of the railways and industry in the town.