Old Photos of Witham

Back of High House with Mrs Hedley Cook

Taken: 1920s late, or 1930s early, Ref: M2861

The back of High House (now Lian, a Chinese restaurant, part of 5 Newland Street). Taken before the top storey was removed. With the garden and Mrs Hedley Cook. She was the wife of Mr Hedley George Cook, who first appeared in directories as a butcher at number 5 Newland Street, in 1929. 

They were parents of Harold Cook, who took over the business. 

Roy Poulter worked there as a young man, from 1939-1941, for 10 shillings a week. He remembered there were pigs’ carcases in the cellar at High House (part of 5 Newland Street, now Lian, a Chinese Restaurant.).

Date taken1920s late, or 1930s early
SourcePoulter, Roy,
94 Howbridge Road, Witham, CM8 1BZ
Roy died in 2005. His widow is Doris and his son is Alan.
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1630

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