Old Photos of Witham

Crittall’s brass band in Newland Street

Taken: 1930-1936, Ref: M2093

Crittall’s brass band in Newland Street. They had grey suits with orange stripe, dickie bow and wing collar. The band folded before the Second World War. Behind, left to right, part of 64 Newland Street (Bellamy, chemist, and ‘outfitters’ whose name is not there or illegible), 62 Newland Street (A F Lewis, builder), and 60 Newland Street (Humphrys, pastrycooks, confectioners; says ‘Morning coffee’ in the window). Directories have the latter in 1933 but not in 1929 or 1937. Bandsmen near left side include (2) A M Knight (in foreground with specs, cornet, band leader), (4) Stan Champ (to left of ‘complete outfitters’ window, cornet), (5) Rowley Butler (to right of ‘complete outfitters’ window, face hidden by instrument, tenor horn, Church Street. Near right are (10) Harold Clarke (in front of where the two building join, with specs, solo trombone, carpenter at Crittall’s, was made redundant), (11) Frank Royce/Rice (in front of left hand side of white door, first trombone, Silver End, (12) John Surridge (right end, bass trombone).

RefM2093
Date taken1930-1936
SourceJoslin, Cecil, Cerine, Braintree Road.
Posted on Full size 2560 × 748

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