Old Photos of Witham

Collingwood Road with Jubilee oak and cyclist

Taken: 1908 onwards, Ref: M639

A lone cyclist in Collingwood Road. The tree with seat round it is the Jubilee Oak, planted in 1887 by Lady Rayleigh to celebrate 50 years of Queen Victoria’s reign, at a patriotic ceremony witnessed by hundreds of parishioners including all the schoolchildren. Admiral Luard said he hoped that the descendants of the crowd would celebrate similarly every fifty years thereafter. Photographer Fred Hayward lived in the bungalow on the extreme right (55 Collingwood Road, built 1908, building plan ERO D/UWi/Pb1/191).

RefM639
PublisherBell [to judge from number]
Date taken1908 onwards
SourceBraintree and Witham Times. Neg is at ERO, Acc. A9314.
Posted on Full size 3524 × 2344

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