Old Photos of Witham

Soldiers outside the new YMCA hut in Collingwood Road in 1915

Taken: 29 July 1915, Ref: M819

In 1915 in the First World War, the newly opened Y.M.C.A. hut in Collingwood Road (the site is now occupied by 48A Collingwood Road and 50 Collingwood Road).

The group of soldiers outside the door are Royal Engineers (information from Ian Hook, Essex Regiment Museum).

The inscription on the back reads ‘Opening Day of YMCA Hut, Witham July 29th, 1915. Marquis of Salisbury sitting right of centre’.

There were reports in the Essex Weekly News, 30 July 1915 and the Essex County Chronicle, 30 July and 6 August 1915.

See also photos M818, M820, M821.

RefM819
PhotographerW E Bull
Date taken29 July 1915
SourceMartyn Drake
Posted on Full size 4111 × 2616

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