Old Photos of Witham

Cook’s house and butcher’s shop, with Harold Cook’s niece Sheila

Taken: 1959-1966 approx, Ref: M2870

The Cooks’ house and butchers’ shop, with a car and Harold Cook’s niece Sheila, daughter of Harold’s sister Hylda. Sheila lived in Cheshire by the 1990s. The car in front is a Triumph Herald, first made in 1959). The house and shop were 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 taken1959-1966 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 × 1691

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