Old Photos of Witham

Patriotic pageant at the Grove, ‘The Birth of the Union Jack’ (no.6). Group forming Union Jack

Taken: 18 August 1915, Ref: M1020

A Patriotic play at the Grove, ‘The Birth of the Union Jack’ (no.6). A group portraying the Union Jack.

Include:
In a group of three left of centre, of increasing height L to R (like Corbett, Barker and Cleese) Marion[?] Page[?] (centre one of three), and Catherine Brown (right hand one of the three, daughter of Percy Brown of Collingwood House, corn merchant).

To the right of Catherine, also on the front, across a gap, with long hair over one shoulder, is Joan Howlett (daughter of Linley Howlett, organist at All Saints).

Second from the right of the same front line, with fair wavy hair, is Vera Turner (later Mrs Howell).

In the row behind, Marjorie Brown is immediately to left of Joan Howlett, slightly behind, looking to the side (sister of Catherine and later Mrs Coleman).

The names are mostly from Lucy Croxall, Mrs Howell’s from herself.

There is a report of the event in the Essex Weekly News, 20 Aug 1915.

There is another photo, M179, showing the same group as this one, but from a different angle and distance.

There are a large number of photos of this Patriotic Pageant as a whole: M173, M174, M175, M176, M177, M178, M179, M180, M181, M182, M183, M184, M1020, M1796, M1797.

RefM1020
Date taken18 August 1915
SourceHowell, Keith
Posted on Full size 3507 × 2228

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