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Chelmsford while having Roman roots grew from two medieval manor towns, Moulsham and Celmeresfort on opposite banks of the River Can.
The Industrial Revolution arrived in Chelmsford in the late 1700s with the Blackwater Navigation in 1797 and the railway in 1843. In 1899 the town welcomed the world's first radio factory on Hall Street established by Guglielmo Marconi . After moving his factory to New Street, the world's first radio broadcasts were transmitted on February 23, 1920, from Chelmsford, predating the BBC by two years. They included music, news and talk. Not much has changed.
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Chelmsford Borough Council