Chelsea

Chelsea

[chel-see]
Chelsea, England: see Kensington and Chelsea.
Chelsea, city (1990 pop. 28,710), Suffolk co., E Mass., an industrial suburb of Boston; settled 1624, inc. as a town 1739, as a city 1857. It has made printed goods, rubber, plastics, electrical machinery, shoes, and paint. Oil storage tanks line Chelsea Creek and the Mystic River. At the battle of Chelsea Creek (1775), Revolutionary forces made one of their first captures of a British ship. During the siege of Boston (1775-76), part of Washington's army was stationed here. In recent decades Chelsea has suffered from major fires, job loss, and municipal corruption.

(born Nov. 18, 1897, London, Eng.—died July 13, 1974, London) British physicist. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1921 and spent 10 years at the Cavendish Laboratory, where he developed the Wilson cloud chamber into an instrument for the study of cosmic radiation. He was awarded a 1948 Nobel Prize for his discoveries and was made a life peer in 1969.

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The name Chelsea may refer to one of several locations, notably in London and New York City, and some organisations associated with those places. It is also a moderately common given name, for which there are several alternative spellings, including Chelsee, Chelsey, Chelsi, Chelsie and Chelsy.

The name originally derives from the Old English for chalk wharf, applied descriptively to the neighbourhood of Chelsea in London. The successive fame of the name in different generations such as the Chelsea porcelain in the 18th century, Swinging Chelsea in the 1960s, and today's Chelsea Football Club help to explain the spread of the name.

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  • Chelsea Flower Show, annual event organised by the Royal Horticultural Society at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, UK

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