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A Duke Street Childhood: growing up in Chelmsford, 1900-1918
Author: Basil Harrison
ISBN: 0 86025 522 0

Basil, remembered as the town centre grocer who specialised in coffee, kept notes on his experiences throughout his life and these have been put into narrative form by his daughter.

A boy in a thriving county town observes much of the activity around him and Basil, with many tradespeople relations in the area, remembers the cattle market, mishaps, the fire brigade, entertainment, celebrations, schooldays, church-goers, and leaving home to go to war. What it was really like in the early years of the 20th century.

80 pages, 27 photographs, 14 line illustrations, 1 diagram

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