Old Photos of Witham

Blacksmith’s forge and Chipping Hill with waggon

Taken: 1931, Ref: M2765

The forge and Chipping Hill with a waggon. On the left are 32 Chipping Hill and 34 Chipping Hill (on the green, both demolished 1932), Behind is the tower of the parish church, and on the right is the sign for the White Horse (2 Church Street). 

Printed on the front is ’19 Collingwood Road, Witham, Essex. Greeting and Good Wishes for Xmas 1931 and the New Year’, and handwritten is ‘from Uncle Alfred’. 

The back is all handwritten and says ‘The photographer has made rather a mess of this. We wanted the picture taken from a different angle bringing in some quaint old cottages on the left, and the lorry should have been moved away from the front of the forge. Still it gives a good idea of Chipping Hill. Our domicile (quite modern) is 1/4 mile away on the right. [from] A.B.V. 20.12.31’. This will be Alfred Robert Brickwood Vaux (information from electoral registers). Collingwood Road was renumbered in 1952 and what was 19 became 39.

RefM2765
Date taken1931
SourceJohn Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
CM8 2DT
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1777

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