Old Photos of Witham

Harold Cook in his garden at 5 Newland Street

Ref: M2871

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.).

On the left is the ‘factory’ behind the butcher’s shop. The building right of centre with the door open contained pig pens. One of them 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.

RefM2871
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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