Old Photos of Witham

Collingwood Road, with the Constitutional Club, the Public Hall with equipment for showing films, and the water tower

Taken: 1919-1936, Ref: M708

Bottom of Collingwood Road. Left to right, Constitutional Club (14 Collingwood Road, left of tree), Public Hall (12 Collingwood Road), and water tower (demolished 1936).

On the balcony of the Public Hall are the ‘Operators and Winding Rooms’ built for showing films c. 1919 (see Building Plan in ERO Accession 7280, no. 291, approved 29 September 1919).

Postmark Woking with date illegible. Addressed to Miss Willis and Miss Mattock, 1 Greenfields, Boxted, Colchester. Message reads ‘St Peters Convent, Woking. Much looking forward to welcoming you [???] home on Sunday (actually I shall be at Axbridge!). Best wishes Margery Norton’.

RefM708
PublisherBell [to judge from number]
Date taken1919-1936
SourcePat Slugocki
Posted on Full size 2112 × 1393

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