Research into this county was carried out by the late Kenneth J Goward FRAS with additional information added by Roger Hutchins (Feb 2012)
The Society would be delighted to hear from anyone with more information about this county’s links with astronomy. Can you add anything to the names of the people and places listed below? Please contact me if you have anything however small.
SHA County Co-ordinator: David Rayment
We need a co-ordinator for Essex. Please contact me if you are interested (see below)
Authors, lecturers and broadcasters
G. Calver (1871-1904), telescope manufacturer (reflectors), established by George Calver (1834-1927) with its factory was located at Widford, Chelmsford – business moved to Walpole, Suffolk (Dall 1975).
English & Sons (c.1950-1970s), telescope & optical retailers/suppliers based at Hutton, Brentwood.
Essex Record Office
Chelmsford CM2 6YT
Tel 01245 244644
Fax 01245 244655
Essex Society for Family History.
Secretary, Mrs A Church, 32 Parsons Heath, Colchester, CO4 3HX