Old Photos of Witham

Crowd watching the 1960 Carnival procession outside 52-54 Newland Street

Taken: 18 June 1960, Ref: M360

A crowd of spectators watching the 1960 Carnival procession, mostly women and children, outside (left to right) 54 Newland Street (sign saying ‘chiropo…’ on part), and 52 Newland Street (Home and Colonial).

The Carnival Queen was nearly late, and one of the bands didn’t arrive till towards the end, but it was a successful day – see the Braintree and Witham Times, 23 June 1960.

There are quite a number of photos of this 1960 Carnival, for which see M360 to M364, M426, M835 and M836, and M990 to M992.

RefM360
PhotographerBraintree and Witham Times
Date taken18 June 1960
SourceBraintree and Witham Times
Posted on Full size 782 × 634

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