Old Photos of Witham

Middle of Newland Street, with flags for Essex Agricultural Show

Taken: 1910, Ref: M2989

Middle of Newland Street, with flags. Banner in the distance says ‘Success to Agriculture’. Comparison with M576. M623 and M1083 shows this to be for the Essex Agricultural Show, held at Witham in 1910.

On the right hand side of road, left to right, the White Hart Hotel (white building, no number, above the man in the middle of the road with a straw hat), Small gap for Maldon Road, the Angel Inn (39 Newland Street, bit taller and greyer than the White Hart, has a sign but it’s hard to see it here), 41 Newland Street (tall), 43 Newland Street (Crickmore, projecting shop window, 45 Newland Street (other half of 43, no shop window), 47 Newland Street (tall, with bay windows), Spread Eagle (49 Newland Street)..
Photo M754, taken between 1902 and-1914, has a similar but clearer view to this one. In 1927 there were changes in connection with the widening of Maldon Road, and these are shown in photo M49. The front corner of the White Hart was sliced across and given the timber fascia that it has today. The Angel was demolished, and the buildings between it and the Spread Eagle were altered.

RefM2989
Date taken1910
SourceTaylor, Cyril
2 Henry Dixon Road, Rivenhall, Witham, CM8 3HR
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1772

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