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Did you know that Britain’s first public broadcast was made from Chelmsford on June 15 1920? The pioneering Marconi organization made the broadcast, sponsored by The Daily Mail, from its New Street plant there, featuring the singing of Australian opera diva (and pudding inspiration) Dame Nellie Melba. In those interference–free days it is said to have been received as far away Newfoundland.

Did you know that some historians claim Robert the Bruce was born at Montpelier’s Farm in Writtle near Chelmsford, in 1274? Turnberry also claims the honour.

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Philemon Holland

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I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away - Derek Jarman
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On this day:
Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britain’s Worst Road Accident - 1975
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