This year's annual lecture is 'The Chelmsford Poor Law Union, its workhouse and the early days of St John's hospital'
with Stephen Norris.
Stephen Norris is a retired teacher who published From A Borough To A City: A History of Chelmsford 1888 - 2012 in 2014. For the last two years he has been researching the local poor law with a view to producing a book on the subject.
- What was the new Chelmsford workhouse opened in 1835 like?
- What happened to the first master of the workhouse?
- Who were the local poor law guardians?
- How did St John's hospital come about?
If you have a passion for local history, or want to find out more about where you were born or where you live, this is the talk for you.