Old Photos of Witham

Harold Cook in his garden at 5 Newland Street

Ref: M2873

Harold Cook in the garden behind his house and butcher’s shop (part of 5 Newland Street).

Roy Poulter worked there as a young man, from 1939-1941, for 10 shillings a week. He remembered there were pigs’ carcases in the cellar at High House (part of 5 Newland Street, now Lian, a Chinese restaurant). 

Behind Harold is part of the building with pig pens. One was set aside as a mortuary during the Second World War – Mr Burmby was taken there after being killed by an unexploded bomb in Cressing Road. On the right is the wall of Freebournes farm (3 Newland Street) with a barn behind it.

RefM2873
SourcePoulter, Roy,
94 Howbridge Road, Witham, CM8 1BZ
Roy died in 2005. His widow is Doris and his son is Alan.
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