Essex Record Office

Essex Record Office
Wharf Road




01245 244661

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Essex at War, 1914 – 1918: Day 1

  • 13 September 2014 10am-5pm

To mark the centenary of the raising of Kitchener’s Army, the force of volunteers who queued to join the Army in 1914, the 10th Essex Regiment demonstrate life for the British “Tommy” supported by a Museum display about these new units, the 9th, 10th, 11th and 13th (Service) Battalions of the Essex Regiment.

Please note, this event takes place at the Essex Regiment Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ.

Suitable for

  • Any age


To book please call 01245 244644

Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses on a road at Brimeux. A windmill can be seen across the fields behind them.
The Royal Scots Greys by on the road at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.

Essex at War, 1914 – 1918: Day 2

  • 14 September 2014 10am-4pm

Find out about the stories of Essex people and places during the War.

Launch of the Now the Last Poppy has Fallen exhibition, first World War re-enactors, short talks from experts on a range of aspects of life in Essex during the War - including women in the workplace and wartime hospitals in Essex. You will also be able to seek advice on researching your First World War ancestors and find out about Hylands’ history as a military hospital for wounded soldiers.

Please note: this event takes place at Hylands House, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ.

Suitable for

  • Any age
New Zealand machine gunners fitting machine gun belts with cartridges

First World War Ancestors Helpdesk

  • 16 October 2014 10:30am-3:30pm

A chance to seek advice from expert staff from the Essex Record Office on how to trace the stories of your First World War ancestors, or names on your local war memorial.

Please note: this event takes place at The Forum: Library, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1NS.

Suitable for

  • Any age