In the case of organisations the dates shown are those of foundation
Chelmsford Society of Cordwainers.
The Chelmsford Society of Carpenters and Joiners seek registration as a Friendly Society.
The Combination Acts are repealed.
The "People’s Charter issued and the Chelmsford Working Men’s Association formed.
The Quaker, Anne Knight, a local resident, writes the first leaflet on Women’s Suffrage; Chelmsford Co-operative Coal Society.
The only union in Chelmsford - The Friendly Society of Skinners.
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society.
Chelmsford Amalgamated Society of Engineers.
Chelmsford National Union of Teachers.
Chelmsford General Union of Carpenters and Joiners; Chelmsford Labour League.
Chelmsford United Builders’ Labourers; Operative Bricklayers’ Society.
Chelmsford Amalgamated Society of House Decorators and Painters.
Chelmsford Trades Council.
Chelmsford Railway Clerks’ Association.
Chelmsford National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks.
Chelmsford National Association of Operative Plasterers.
Chelmsford Women’s Co-operative Guild.
Chelmsford Co-operative Men’s Guild; Chelmsford Socialist Society.
Chelmsford Amalgamated Union of Co-operative Employees.
Chelmsford Amalgamated Toolmakers; Chelmsford Workers’ Union; Chelmsford Labour Party.
Chelmsford National Union of Railwaymen; Men’s Adult School.
Essex Federation of Trades Councils; Chelmsford Workers Education Association; NALGO (Essex County Officers’ Association).
First woman elected to the Management Committee of Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society. Mid-Essex Constituency Labour Party; Chelmsford Typographical Association; Chelmsford Electrical Trades Union; Springfield Agricultural and Rural Workers’ Union.
Chelmsford Independent Labour Party; Federation of Essex Labour Parties; Chelmsford Association of Shipbuilding and Engineering Draughtsmen; a soup kitchen is provided for Chelmsford’s unemployed and the Workers’ Union demonstrate.
Chelmsford Hands Off Russia Committee; Chelmsford Union of Post Office Workers.
Chelmsford Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers. Chelmsford Unemployed Committee.
First National Conference of Trades Councils.
International Co-operative Day is established.
Writtle National Union of Agricultural Workers.
General Strike; Miners’ and Children’s Relief Fund Committee; Chelmsford National Union of General and Municipal Workers.
Chelmsford Trade Union Defence Committee; Chelmsford National Association of Local Government Officers.
Chelmsford Post Office Engineering Union; Chelmsford League of Youth.
Chelmsford Unemployed Association; Hunger Marchers arrive in Chelmsford on their way to London.
Chelmsford Communist Party.
Hunger Marchers arrive in Chelmsford once again on their way to London; Unity against Fascism Committee.
Chelmsford Civil Service Clerical Association; Hunger Marchers return to Chelmsford; Spanish Medical Aid Committee.
Eastern National Bus Strike.
Chelmsford Workers’ Education Association and Essex Federation of Trades Councils reformed; Chelmsford Association of Scientific Workers; Trades Council publishes the first edition of Searchlight.
Chelmsford Air Raid Shelter Committee.
Chelmsford Anglo-Soviet Committee; Chelmsford Women at War Committee; Chelmsford National Union of Public Employees; Chelmsford Fire Brigades’ Union.
Chelmsford Co-operative Party; Chelmsford Association of Supervisory Staff, Executives and Technicians.
Chelmsford Common Wealth Party; Common Wealth Party win the Chelmsford Parliamentary seat at a By-election and then the General Election. Chelmsford Labour Party take control of Chelmsford Borough Council and Essex County Council for the first time.
North-East Essex National Union of Journalists.
Chelmsford Peace Council.
Trades Council launches a Clean Food Campaign.
Chelmsford Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
For the first time Chelmsford has a woman Mayor, Labour member, Jean Roberts.
Chelmsford Peace in Vietnam Committee.
Chelmsford Young Communist League.
Demonstrations against the Industrial Relations Bill and Save the Jobs Campaign as Chelmsford’s factories close and redundancies become the norm.
Trades Council launches its Concessionary Bus Fares Campaign.
Anti-Common Market Campaign; Chelmsford Right to Choose Abortion Campaign.
Confederation of Health Service Employees.
Mid-Essex Campaign to Combat Racism established by Trades Council; Stop the Cuts Campaign; Joint Union Steering Committee; Trades Council renamed Chelmsford and District Trades Union Council.
Concessionary Bus Fare Campaign reactivated; 80th Anniversary Dinner.
Miners’ Strike Fund is Opened and the Solidarity Campaign Begins.
Trades Council and Borough Council establish an Unemployed Centre.
CUE Action establishes a Welfare Rights Centre.
Chelmsford TGWU 1/699 branch starts its historic strike against Eastern National Bus Company and the union inaugurates its free bus service.
The Trades Council launches its Join A Union Campaign.
Essex Firefighters launch their campaign to retain essential fire fighting equipment.
Chelmsford Trades Council website is launched and awarded LabourStart’s website of the week award. In December, it is placed fourth in LabourStart’s website of the year competition, the best placed site in the UK. The Council celebrates its Centenary and launches its campaign to save hospital beds in Mid Essex.
The Save the Hospital Beds’ Campaign is successful.
Chelmsford TUC and Oxfam call a meeting to make Chelmsford a Fairtrade Town.
Chelmsford is granted Fairtrade Town status - the first town in Essex to achieve the award.
Chelmsford TUC launches its Statement Against Racism and Fascism which receives widespread community support.
Chelmsford Against The Cuts.
United Chelmsford is launched to oppose the English Defence League’s plan to march in Chelmsford. The Statement Against Racism and Fascism is relaunched to embrace Islamophobia.