Old Photos of Witham

Admiral Sir William Luard in pony and trap in Collingwood Road, showing water tower

Taken: 1900-1906, Ref: M604

Admiral Sir William Luard of Witham Lodge, in pony and trap at bottom of Collingwood Road. Water tower in background. Sign reading ‘GROVES & CO. COAL AND COKE [???]’, probably attached to premises at about 2 Collingwood Road. Small building behind and to left of sign is Witham Urban District Council office (4 Collingwood Road and 6 Collingwood Road, later Electricity showroom). House on left is 10 Collingwood Road, built c.1904. Postmark 5 October 1906, place has last three letters ‘don’, perhaps Maldon. Addressed to Mrs Abrey, High Street, Witham, Essex. Message reads ‘Getting on nicely hope you are quite well hope to see all on Saturday. The boys that play in the team are coming over to play tomorrow with much love from Tom’.

RefM604
Date taken1900-1906
SourceKeith Newbitt
Posted on Full size 2217 × 1751

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