Old Photos of Witham

Men with car at Ashby’s garage

Taken: 1948 approx, Ref: M2325

Men with car at Dick Ashby’s garage, 45 Hatfield Road. Left to right, Richard (Dick) Ashby (garage owner), Ray Ashby, Dr Vautier (on car behind steering wheel, Australian, worked at Notley Hospital in Second World War, married a nurse and went to live in Wales – it’s his old car with registration Y 96, he used to go on the London to Brighton races in it), Bill Osborne (in passenger seat, had tyre company in Bridge Street, later Hunt’s – around 30 Bridge Street), Les Havers, (lived in Burnham on Crouch and came to work every day on his motorbike), Frank Ager, Gerald Baldwin (Hatfield Road). On left, car with registration JVE 341, not an Essex number.

Date taken1948 approx
SourceVale, Betty.
12 Cuppers Close, Witham, CM8 1EY (phone 513861). Daughter of Richard (Dick) Ashby the garage owner.
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