Old Photos of Witham

Donkey Derby, race close up

Taken: 11 September 1965, Ref: M856

Second Donkey Derby organised by the Round Table in the Park (recreation ground), Maldon Road. Proceeds to Witham Sports Association. Donkey race. Left to right, possibly Stephen Henderson, Ruth Henderson (later Mrs Fosker), Ruth Griffin (lived in Chalks Road), Jane Walker (lived at Bygrove House, Collingwood Road). The three girls were all aged 15 and probably worked as ‘stable boys’ for June Osborne and Rosemary Osborne at the riding stables in Collingwood Road, later site of the Paddocks.

RefM856
Date taken11 September 1965
SourceBraintree and Witham Times. Neg dep at ERO, Acc A8391.
Posted on Full size 1164 × 1152

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