Car Leasing Essex

Car Leasing Essex

Throughout the Essex area, we can offer a great car leasing service, we have found that the type of car required is as varied as the area, so whether it is a SUV, Saloon or a nifty run around we can help you. Not forgetting our van drivers, we can find the one that suits your daily personal or business needs. 

Leaseline is family run and owned company, we pride ourselves on providing an honest straight forward service, finding you the best price for the vehicle you want.

About Essex

Essex in the 19th Century

In 1801 Chelmsford had a population of nearly 3,800. By the standards of the time it was a fair sized market town. Furthermore the population quadrupled during the 19th century. 

The railway reached Chelmsford in 1843. Improved communications led to an economic boom in Chelmsford. New industries grew up in the town. Chelmsford became known for its engineering industry and in the late 19th century for an industry making electrical equipment. 

There were a number of improvements to Chelmsford during the 19th century. From 1819 the streets were lit by gas. In 1818 a dispensary opened where the poor could obtain free medicines. In 1883 the Chelmsford and Essex hospital opened. 

However like all towns in the early 19th century Chelmsford was dirty and insanitary. Chelmsford suffered an outbreak of cholera in 1832. Then in the 1850s a network of sewers was dug and things improved. Central Park opened in 1894. Meanwhile a museum was founded in Chelmsford in 1835. 

In 1899 Marconi opened the worlds first radio factory in Chelmsford. In 1912 he built to a purpose built factory.

Chelmsford in the 20th Century

By the beginning of the 20th century Chelmsford had a population of almost 22,000. And it continued to grow rapidly (partly due to boundary extensions). Meanwhile amenities in the town improved. A library opened in 1906 and before the First World War the first cinemas opened.

In 1914 Chelmsford church was made a cathedral and in 1923 a War Memorial was unveiled to all those from Chelmsford who died in the First World War (later those who died in the Second World War were included). 

The engineering industry in Chelmsford continued to be important during the 20th century. The industry meant that Chelmsford was a target for German bombing during World War II and the town suffered a number of raids. 

Amenities in Chelmsford continued to improve. Civic Theatre opened in 1962. The Essex Regiment Museum opened in 1973. Cramphorn Theatre opened in 1982. In 1988 an extension to County Hall opened. It included a new library. 

Meanwhile High Chelmsford Shopping Centre opened in 1971. By 1971 the population of Chelmsford had risen to 58,000.


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