Old Photos of Witham

The 1960 Carnival procession passing 40-44 Newland Street

Taken: 18 June 1960, Ref: M363

The 1960 Carnival procession, including a lorry carrying children who were entered for fancy dress competition. Includes second from left, facing camera, to left of lady, Anne Joslin (married name Cork), daughter of Herbert and Joan (nee Hales) (21 Highfields Road). Also Mrs Joan Boniface (head just to right of ‘House’ in ‘Essex House’, no hat), Leslie (taller, aged 7) and Julie Boniface (shorter, aged 5, later Mrs Race), as vegetable boy and flower girl, who won a first prize, standing near back of lorry, and Percy Boniface, sitting to Julie’s right. (Information from Mrs J Race, formerly Julie Boniface).

Passing (left to right), 44 Newland Street (Essex House), 42 Newland Street (Spurge, with three sets of windows), 40 Newland Street (small, two-storey).

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.

RefM363
PhotographerBraintree and Witham Times
Date taken18 June 1960
SourceBraintree and Witham Times
Posted on Full size 782 × 634

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