Industrial Heritage Fair 2019


incorporating The Essex Mills Group

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm

at Sandford Mill, Chelmsford, CM2 6NY

Celebrating the County’s rich and diverse industrial history

  • Around 20 societies with display stands.
  • Five talks by local experts:

11:30 David Hewitt – Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

12:00 Mike Bardell – Crittall flat-roofed houses in Braintree

12:30 Anthony McQuiggan – Water supply industry in Chelmsford

1:00 Peter Marriage – History of Marriages – Millers of Chelmsford

1:30 Tim Wander – The centenary of British broadcasting and the birth of the BBC

  • Canal boat trips on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation – there will be a charge of £5 per adult, £4 per child and £15 for a family of 4


To be opened by the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Janette Potter at 10:30

Free admission, ample free parking and light refreshments available

For further details email:

This fair is a follow-on from the successful Industrial Heritage Fairs in 2015 in Braintree and 2017 in Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea.

Although much of the fair will not be concerned directly with the work of Marconi, Sandford Mill museum most certainly is and this is, therefore, worth supporting to help keep the Mill open for our archives.


In Memoriam

We regret to report the deaths of the following Veterans and extend our sympathy to the families of those mentioned.

Chris Arnold1956
Roger Ives1964
John (Jim) James1954
Michael Kavanagh1944
Tony Slocombe1945
Michael Steeds1953
Nick Tovey1957

This list was correct on 13 June 2019 and supersedes the list published on 18 March 2019

We have intentionally kept this page as simple as possible and provide minimal details of the deceased.  However, where we have biographical details of a person and/or funeral details these will be published under the Notices tab above.

At the request of some Veterans we have included Given names where these are known to us.