Cover of Images of England: Witham

Reviews and comments

Absolutely fascinating. It has given us all a lot of pleasure and interest. It is excellent – I have been glued to it! I had difficulty in putting it down. A wonderful collection. Readers

This fascinating collection … her captions give a wealth of interesting information. In Touch (Witham Parish Magazine)

A fascinating visual document of a century and a half of life in the town … the people are the real stars of the book. Grand ladies and gardeners, farm labourers and footballers, schoolchildren and shopkeepers, pose for the camera, telling the story of the real life of a community in a way that pictures of buildings and landscapes can never do. Essex Chronicle

Offers something different because it focuses on people rather than scenes of ‘old’ Witham and comes right up to the present day. Braintree and Witham Times

I feel I must write and tell you how much I have enjoyed your book. I’ve spent three days with a magnifying glass looking and remembering so much … It’s been a real joy recognising faces I knew from years past. Reader

With several books under her belt, Janet Gyford must be rightly proclaimed as the fount of all knowledge when it comes to Witham … With her usual depth of research, the author provides longer captions than are usually the case in these books. The photographs too are more varied. Essex Countryside