Great Baddow Flowers
- Free Delivery in Great Baddow, Chelmsford
- Caring, Local family run Florist
- Wedding flowers and Funeral Specialists
- Same Day Service available*
- Chocolates, Teddys, balloons
- Contact Great Baddow 01245 708085
Local Florists for Great Baddow Delivery
Blossom Florists deliver flowers for all occasions such as birthdays and weddings, funerals and corporate. Our team has many years of experience and are specialist wedding and funeral florists. We can supply gorgeous wedding and bridal flowers for your wedding in Great Baddow or beautiful funeral arrangements and tributes for delivery to the local undertaker director, funeral home, crematorium, home or the church. We are a local, family run florist providing free flower delivery throughout Great Baddow and Chelmsford flowers and other local villages and towns. We deliver direct from our own flower workshop and pride ourselves on the quality of our flowers and strive to deliver the freshest possible blooms! You can receive a special 5% discount when you order online at our florist online shop!!! You can also call Chelmsford 01245 708085
For finishing touches, as a local florist we can deliver chocolates, balloons, and teddies with your order to make your delivery an even more special gift.
Great Baddow Flower Delivery
At Blossom Florists we pride ourselves on delivery great value for money, the freshest possible blooms and excellent florist customer service in Great Baddow and other towns and villages in Essex. As a local florist we can deliver many gifts in Great Baddow including handtied bouquets, wedding flowers, funeral tributes and gift baskets. We don't charge for flower delivery in Great Baddow in Essex.
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Great Baddow Village in Essex
We have found some interesting facts about Great Baddow. Great Baddow is an urban village and civil parish in the Chelmsford borough of Essex, England. It is close to the county town, Chelmsford and, with a population of over 13,000, is one of the largest villages in the country. Great Baddow's name is believed to have been derived from the River Beadwan, now known as the River Chelmer, which marks the northern boundary of the village. Beadwan is thought to be a Celtic word of uncertain meaning, possibly "birch stream" or a reference to the goddess Badbh. The centre of Great Baddow is now a Conservation Area and contains over 30 listed buildings. During the early part of the 20th century, Great Baddow grew through ribbon development towards Chelmsford and Galleywood. In 1936, Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company opened the Marconi Research Laboratory in Great Baddow (now BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Laboratories), bringing together their various radio, television and telephony research teams in a single location. As the electronics industry developed the campus expanded during the 1940s and 1950s to include research into radar, general physics, high voltage, vacuum physics and semiconductors. Great Baddow expanded considerably in the 1950s with the construction of Rothmans Estate, which provided housing for workers at Marconi's and English Electric Valve Company in Chelmsford. The village has continued to expand over subsequent years. In Saxon times the Manor of Great Baddow was held by the Earls of Mercia, and in the 13th century by Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale whose widow launched a legal challenge over its ownership on his death in March 1295. After passing to the Crown, Henry VIII later granted it to Catherine of Aragon. During the reign of Edward VI it was held by the Paschals, before being sold to J.A. Houblon in 1736. According to information in the local church of St Mary, the rebel leader Jack Straw led an ill-fated crowd (the "men of Essex") from the churchyard to London, in one of the risings in the 1381 Peasants' Revolt. In 1731 Jasper Jeffrey founded Great Baddow Free School, and in 1830 two National Schools were built. By 1933 there were 7 daily schools, 2 daily and Sunday schools, and a further 2 boarding schools. Great Baddow is recorded as having had a population of 1,445 in 1801, a figure that had risen to 2,022 in 1841. White's Directory of Essex 1848 reports Great Baddow as being 'one of the handsomest villages in Essex' having 'many scattered farms and neat houses', also noting that it had an annual pleasure fair on 14 May. Following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, responsibility for the poor of Great Baddow was removed from the parish and transferred to the Chelmsford Union on 10 August 1835. The Post Office Directory of Essex 1851, which lists the principal residents and trade persons of the parish of Great Baddow, includes 24 farmers, 8 beer retailers, 4 shoemakers, 3 blacksmith, 2 dressmakers, and notes that the vicar is residing in the Vineyards. The Great Baddow Mast – a former Chain Home radar transmitter tower, originally sited at RAF Canewdon – was moved to the outskirts of Great Baddow around 1954 and is used by BAE Systems for equipment testing..