Old Photos of Witham

Opening the by-pass, with Ernest Marples, Minister of Transport

Taken: 15 September 1964, Ref: M386

At the opening of Witham by-pass. Council members, officials etc., from left to right: Martin Noble (of W C French, contractors, carrying hat), Serrell Watts (Chairman of Planning, Essex County Council), Sidney Woodfall Millard (Chairman, Essex County Council), Charles Leatherland (Chairman of Labour group, Essex County Council, behind, no hat); Ernest Marples (Minister of Transport, bearded; he performed the opening ceremony; the local newspaper called him ‘ebullient’), ???, Christian Berridge (Clerk of Essex County Council), ??? (possibly High Sheriff), Sidney Soar (member, Witham Urban District Council), Rex Mott (chairman, Witham Urban District Council), Ted Smith (member, Witham Urban District Council, turning), ???.

RefM386
PhotographerBraintree and Witham Times
Date taken15 September 1964
SourceBraintree and Witham Times
Posted on Full size 1990 × 1735

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