Old Photos of Witham

Church Street around Chalks Road corner, with girls in road

Taken: 1902 to 1910, Ref: M1368

Church Street at Chalks Road corner, with children. Some of the information is from Mrs Dorothy Ireland (oral history tape 3). Of the two girls in the road, Kate Say is on the left under the tree with a smaller child in front, and Annie Thompson is in the middle of the road, turned to the left. On the left hand side of the road is probably 9 Chalks Road, and a tree in the Quaker burial ground. On the right hand side of the road, left to right, are probably terrace 68-80 Church Street (between the two girls, low), terrace about 58-66 Church Street (behind Annie Thompson), 56 Church Street (end on to road with weatherboarding, and house in front of it, 54 Church Street (pink gable with Hasler written up; he later moved to 48), 50-52 Church Street (single storey, almshouses), 48 Church Street (with shop window said by Mrs I to be done in Mr Wadley’s time, it was formerly a wooden front with grape vines), 46 Church Street (made into a store house by Mrs Griggs when she had the shop at 48), 44 Church Street (these two white), 42 Church Street (with foliage and old metal porch with arch and seat, since replaced with wooden one made by Fred Gaymer of Richards), wall of Chipping Hill school built 1902. Postmark 25 January 1911. Addressed to Mrs Joe[?] Root, Next Post Office, Shalford, Braintree. Message reads ‘Dear Susan, We were grieved to here of poor Joes illness. Please give out loves to him. Eliza wrote & told us about it. Best love, Mitz[?] Hasler’.

RefM1368
PublisherAfford, Stationer, Witham
Date taken1902 to 1910
SourceDrake, Martyn
Posted on Full size 3234 × 1991

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