A box from Spurge’s shop, formerly at 42 Newland Street. This was given to me by Miss Maura Benham of Goldhanger in 1986. She was one of the Benham newspaper family. She has since died. The box measures about eight x four x four inches, and took a purchase, or perhaps an item on approval, to Terling, on Mr Thurgood’s carriers’ cart. The Thurgood family were shopkeepers and carriers in Terling from the 1870s till the 1920s. For more about the legendary shop of Spurge’s, see pages 56 and 57 of ‘Images of Witham’. The box is now in Braintree District museum.