Old Photos of Witham

Cement lorries queuing in Station Road for construction of new Hugh Baird’s malting building

Taken: 17 September 1962, Ref: M885

‘3.30 pm, Monday, waiting for second stage’. Cement lorries queuing up in Station Road, for construction of new Hugh Baird’s malting building. This went on day and night (with floodlights at night) for several days. Very spectacular. Dozens of men working there. It was supposed to be done without stopping so concrete didn’t dry. But they had to stop in the middle because a hole appeared, and these lorries are queuing for this second stage. Old Cooper Taber building on left. Cooper Taber was a seed company in Avenue Road and Station Road. Albert Road behind. Road to railway station goods yard goes off to bottom right. Taken looking north from Cooper Taber prizewinning glass buildings built in 1956, probably from tall square one. See also M880-M884, M886 and M946. The copy in the album was made from a copy neg taken from a print. The scanned version on the computer was made from the original negative; this latter may be the clearer version but has not been printed out.

RefM885
PhotographerRoy Gage
Date taken17 September 1962
SourceRoy Gage
Posted on Full size 854 × 876

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