Levi Feakes (on left) and colleague in Witham signal box. Board says ‘Witham Junction Box 1909’. Having been born in Bury St Edmunds in 1869, he came with his wife to Witham in about 1890, and stayed as a signalman here until his retirement in about 1934. At first the family lived in Church Street (in the vicinity of 14-20) and then at Harwin Cottages (6-8 Braintree Road). His great-grandson pointed out his very large hands on the photos. See Feakes in the people files for more information.