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Official Book Launch at the Chelmsford Museum

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The official launch of "The Way We Worked" - the book detailing the history of Gepp & Sons in Chelmsford since 1768 took place on friday 1 July at the Chelmsford Museum. The Guest of Honour was Major Thomas Gepp who was accompanied by his daughter Christina. Also present were Peter Davis, who worked for the Firm for 51 years, and the author James Gilder who signed copies of the book and answered questions relating to his research. The invited guests were treated to a light hearted but informative presentation from Ian Hook, the Keeper of the Essex Regiment Museum, who illustrated how the history of the Gepp family and the military history of Essex are very closely linked. Nick Wickenden, Manager of the Museum, and Dot Bedenham the Museum's Social Historian described, in separate talks how life would have been for those growing and building businesses in Chelmsford during the last 250 years or so. The morning concluded with guests inspecting the many the exhibits around the Museum. Copies of the book which was described by the Essex Family Historian Magazine as "a thoroughly good read......." are available from: Gepp & Sons, 58 New London Road, Chelmsford CM2 0PA. Email: mail@gepp.co.uk Tel: 01245 493939 A donation of between £5 and £10 is invited for the benefit of Chelmsford Museum and a sterling cheque should be made payable to "Chelmsford Borouigh Council" which will be passed on by Gepp & Sons.

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