Chelmsford is the county town of Essex. This town was originally known as an agricultural and market town.
However it has become the seat of industries since the nineteenth century. Cheap transportation and availability of raw materials helped in the growth of milling and malting industries in this region. Shopping centers, engineering works and foundries also contribute to the economic growth in this town.
The number of places of interest in this town is many. This also helps to draw the attention of a large number of people to this town. Some of the notable buildings in this town include Parkside Court, the Shire Hall, Chelmsford prison, Hylands House, Chaim Home and many more. They speak of the past of the town and also is a great tourist attraction.
Anglia Ruskin University is the seat of higher education in this town. The university was earlier known as the Anglia Polytechnic. Apart from this, there are a number of schools and colleges which impart higher education to the people. Chelmsford College is one of the top colleges in this town. Part time and full time courses are offered from this college to the students. Academic, vocational and occupational programs are the broad divisions under which the people can enroll for the various courses.
Cricket, football, hockey, ice hockey, water polo, rugby football, netball, fencing and American football is some of the games which are hugely popular in this town. There are a number of clubs which offer such facilities to the people to learn these games.