Old Photos of Witham

Bridge Street, middle, looking east

Taken: 1914-1918, Source: John Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
CM8 2DT, Ref: M2750

Middle of Bridge Street looking east. On the left of road, left to right, 16 Bridge Street (white), 14 Bridge Street (brick), 12 Bridge Street with shop window), 10 Bridge Street (Croft House, tall, white, three storey), 134 Newland Street (gas works, grey roof, behind tree). 

On the right hand side of road, left to right, buildings at the bottom of Newland Street of which the nearest is 149-51 Newland Street (white),
Then 21 Bridge Street (with sign, Morning Star), 23 Bridge Street, 25 Bridge Street, 27 Bridge Street (these three half-timbered), 29 Bridge Street (red-brick, George and Dragon). 

Postmark illegible. Addressed to Mr Fraser, 39 Westbourne villa, Hove, Sussex. Message reads ‘Dear Mother, Just a few lines to let you know we are billeted at Witham on our way to Great Bently near Colchester, Essex. From your loving son, Ted’.
[I.e. billeted for training during First World War]

PublisherE T W Dennis and Sons Ltd, London and Scarborough
Date taken1914-1918
SourceJohn Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1640

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