Old Photos of Witham

Part of Victory parade, showing ARP in Newland Street

Taken: May 1945, Ref: M2194

Victory parade passing down wide part of Newland Street. This shows the part with the ARP and Civil Defence taking the salute. People shown are (10) Herbert Ruffell (Roy Gage’s father-in-law, foreground, third from left, with specs), (14) Reg Turner (gent’s outfitter, in the foreground, in khaki, fourth from left), (14) Albert George Rudkin (boot repairer) or Mr Stiff (Spurge’s manager) (left of the flag, with his chin over Herbert Ruffell’s hat). In front, right of centre is a Witham Police Inspector. In background, left to right, are part of 88 Newland Street (with big Union Jack), 86 Newland Street, 84 Newland Street (single storey, former Post Office), 82 Newland Street (single storey, gable, Hunwick), 78 Newland Street (bow shop window), 76 Newland Street and 74 Newland Street (these two all one building, with mansard roof), 72 Newland Street (with blind), 70 Newland Street (smaller, pale, corner of Guithavon Street), 68 Newland Street (gable facing camera, big white sign below gable), 64 Newland Street (behind tree, Bellamy chemist). See also M647, M1810 to M1814 and M2193. See M1810 for names of some of people on the saluting stand.

Date takenMay 1945
SourceGage, Roy.
46 St Nicholas Road
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1962

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