Other Regional Industries: Exploring in detail
Exploring in detail reveals the distinctiveness of the region´s industrial history. Hidden manufacturing sites such as the Royal Gunpowder Works at Waltham Abbey have been laid bare to the public gaze for the first time. Amazing communications devices have been constructed in our largely rural countryside, better known for its vast cornfields.
Radios began life in Chelmsford with the first public transmission in 1926 and within 30 years scientists at the Cambridge Ryle Radio telescope, effectively 4.8 kilometers across, were listening to radio waves from distant galaxies.
The Agricultural Revolution saw major changes in the landscape with the evolution of larger farms, throwing many out of work. The rising corn prices in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries brought agricultual prosperity to the region, with windmill, watermill and malting construction. Many structures from the heyday of agriculture, before 1880, await your discovery.