Old Photos of Witham

The 1960 Carnival procession passing 36-42 Newland Street

Taken: 18 June 1960, Ref: M426

The 1960 Carnival procession, including a marching band.

Passing (left to right, on left side of road), 42 Newland Street (Spurge, with three sets of windows), 40 Newland Street (two-storey), the George public house (36 Newland Street), and (on right side of road), 35 Newland Street (Woolworth). Also includes in background 18 Newland Street (Whitehall cinema). Includes spectators.

The Carnival Queen was nearly late, and one of the bands didn’t arrive till towards the end, but it was a successful day – see the Braintree and Witham Times, 23 June 1960.

There are quite a number of photos of this 1960 Carnival, for which see M360 to M364, M426, M835 and M836, and M990 to M992

RefM426
PhotographerBraintree and Witham Times
Date taken18 June 1960
SourceBraintree and Witham Times
Posted on Full size 1276 × 1022

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