Old Photos of Witham

The Forge and the White Horse at Chipping Hill

Taken: 1983 to 1985, Ref: M1266

Left to right, part of 30 Chipping Hill (in the background, far left); 18 Chipping Hill and forge; the tower of the parish church, and the White Horse public house (2 Church Street).

This was one of eight postcards published by Musicrafts’ shop. At that time there very few postcards of Witham available.

This article appeared in the Braintree and Witham Times on 20 June 1985.

“Witham has been brought to colourful life with eight specially commissioned postcards.

Musicrafts, at the Newland Street precinct, ordered the postcards because of demand.

“We are continually asked for postcards of Witham and the only ones that have been around have been the sketch postcards”, said joint owner, Mrs.Frances Mollinghoff.

She said French and German exchange students wanted to send postcards home, and Witham students wanted to take postcards abroad with them.

The shop commissioned 3,000 of each type, which show [……]

The shop has been waiting 18 months for its postcards which sell at 20 pence each.

“We are doing a service for Witham”, said Mrs Mollinghoff.”

The postcards are numbered here as M1261 to M1268.

PhotographerTim Harris
Date taken1983 to 1985
Posted on Full size 3444 × 2394

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