Title:
Interview with Cyril Frost on Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
CHELMSFORD AND ESSEX MUSEUM
Scope and Content:
Interview with Cyril James 'Bunny' Frost, born Chelmsford 1909: description of Rosebery Temperance Hotel, which his parents ran 1898-1923; memories of Chelmsford from First World War to 1930s - horse-drawn Royal Mail, soldiers and horses billeted in First World War, Zeppelins, German Taub aircraft overflying town, blacksmiths attached to hotel; Empire Theatre; Springfield Road horse pond - flooding; shops in High Street and Springfield Road - Market Day; schooldays - visit of Cadet Force contingent to Verdun 1924; first cinema in Chelmsford; sports activities as a young man; account of work in transport and shipping office of timber merchants Brown and Son Ltd. 1924-1974; horse drawn and motor vehicles, use of barges on canal, capacity of barges; import of timber and method of unloading and transport from ships; later developments in timber trade; public houses now shut down; location of Spalding's shop - personalities of Fred senior and junior; opening of bypass and Parkway.
Dates of Creation:
17 October 1990
Extent:
90 minutes 17 seconds
Creator Name:
David Jones
Copyright:
Interviewee originally specified only use for public performances if 'really necessary'. Son transferred copyright to ESVA 01/09/2014; Chelmsford Museums transferred their copyright to ESVA 25/05/2014 but asked to be notified before using for publications or broadcasting or by profit-making companies.

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects First World War Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants, 1990
Subjects First World War Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants, 1990
Subjects Floods Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants, 1990
Subjects Retail Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants, 1990
Subjects Timber industry Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants, 1990
Subjects Transport Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants, 1990
Document Types Sound recording Chelmsford from 1914: Timber Merchants, 1990