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), ???.
|Photographer||Braintree and Witham Times|
|Date taken||15 September 1964|
|Source||Braintree and Witham Times|