Old Photos of Witham

Cooks’ house and butcher’s shop at 5 Newland Street

Taken: 1940s-1950s approx, Ref: M2863

Harold Cook’s house and butcher’s shop (part of number 5 Newland Street). Built c.1933 (Witham UDC building plan 728 in ERO) (demolished c 1966). 

Roy Poulter worked there as a young man, from 1939-1941, for 10 shillings a week. He remembered there were pigs’ carcases in the cellar at High House (part of 5 Newland Street, now Lian, a Chinese Restaurant.)

Date taken1940s-1950s approx
SourcePoulter, Roy,
94 Howbridge Road, Witham, CM8 1BZ
Roy died in 2005. His widow is Doris and his son is Alan.
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1760

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