Photos of Witham

Group at 1937 Carnival

Taken: 27 June 1937, Source: Ted Mott. From Miss Blood's album, bought by Motts at a sale , Ref: M199

‘Witham Carnival July 1937’. Group dressed up, including, left to right, — Stock (‘Daily Help’, later Mrs Bell, younger sister of May Hollick), — Joiner (Red Indian, father was a postman), Mrs Clara Crabb (‘Coronation picnic’, won first prize in women’s fancy dress, wife of Jack), Ted Mott (in pram, worked for Lewis’s painters’ and decorators, later lived in Bramston Green, died 2001), Jack Crabb (won first prize in men’s fancy dress, horseman for Joey Mens at Witham Coal company, husband of Clara, married Hilda Pachent after Clara died), Archie Bridgeman (did a bit of photography), Mrs Annie(?) Oakley (from Rivenhall). Ted Mott and Archie Bridgeman, as ‘Mother’s day out’, won a first prize as ‘best pair’. Probably on site of cattle market (later Labour Hall, 69 Collingwood Road).

Date taken27 June 1937
SourceTed Mott. From Miss Blood's album, bought by Motts at a sale
Posted on Full size 2234 × 1325

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