Photos of Witham

First World War. Float with ‘Red Indians’ for Red Cross ‘Our Day’

Taken: 2 May 1916, Source: Mott, Ted, Ref: M186

First World War. Float with ‘Red Indians’ for Red Cross ‘Our Day’. Outside what is now 70 Newland Street, then Afford’s shop. Also in background, on right, part of 68 Newland Street with ‘K sign’, and (white) part of 4 Guithavon Street. The newspaper report says ‘the great feature of the day was the parade of a band of Red Indians, in full war paint, mounted upon a decorated trolley. The “Indians” were Miss Marion Payne, the Misses Willink, Master Billy Payne, and Master Hitchcock, with other assistants. At intervals they beat upon “tom-toms” and gave wild yells, which added a realistic touch to their exhibition’. See also M198. See the Essex County Chronicle, 5 May 1916.

Date taken2 May 1916
SourceMott, Ted
Posted on Full size 5730 × 3646

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