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Chelmsford, Fairfield House 1932 | by Stuart Axe
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Chelmsford, Fairfield House 1932

This is the abandoned and derelict Fairfield House on the corner of Fairfield Road and Duke Street in Chelmsford (UK) awaiting demolition in 1932. The last occupant of the house was a chap called Dr. Henry Newton.

 

Fairfield House and the adjacent (away from the camera) Fairfield Lodge are awaiting demolition to make way for the Bus Station in the distance to be extended although that project wasn't completed until 1937. Fairfield Lodge was rebuilt brick by brick a short distance away and still exists in 2012.

 

The Bus Station that followed Fairfield House and Lodge lasted right up until 2004 and now this whole area on the right has been redeveloped again as another new Bus Station, the Marconi Plaza/ Kings Tower residential complex and of course an obligatory Tesco Express. However I think most Chelmsfordians should still be able to identify with this view today.

 

This is a scan of an actual photograph donated to my photosteam by Chris and posted here with very kind permission.

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Taken sometime in 1932