Title:
Bookbinder's Memories of Chelmsford from the 1920s
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
CHELMSFORD AND ESSEX MUSEUM
Scope and Content:
Synopsis of tape: Interview with Ronald Ernest Poole, born Great Baddow 1921; family history and founding of family bookbinding business, Charles Poole and Sons, by grandfather; education; detailed description of shops, businesses and buildings in Great Baddow and Chelmsford town centre in 1920s; London Road Congregational Church; burning down of Employment Exchange by IRA in 1938; floods in Springfield Road; World War 1 tank and guns in Central Park; fire brigade; livestock markets; bookbinding businesses in Market Road and Victoria Road, types of work, contracts, technical improvements; description of reparing and renovating old books; sale of firm; Regent Theatre where he was stage manager after the war; cinemas, silent films; dances at the Ritz, Corn Exchange, County Hotel; 1936 Jubilee, Carnivals. Listen to clips above.
Dates of Creation:
14 November 1990
Extent:
90 minutes
Creator Name:
Chelmsford and Essex Museum
Admin History:
Ronald Ernest Poole was born in Great Baddow in 1921.

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Retail Bookbinder's Memories of Chelmsford from the twenties, 1990
Subjects Terrorism Bookbinder's Memories of Chelmsford from the twenties, 1990
Document Types Sound recording Bookbinder's Memories of Chelmsford from the twenties, 1990