Old Photos of Witham

Patriotic play at the Grove, ‘The Birth of the Union Jack’ (no.2). Britannia on the throne

Taken: 18 August 1915, Ref: M1796

Patriotic play at the Grove, ‘The Birth of the Union Jack’ (no.2). Miss Cecily Pelly as Britannia, and her courtiers, on the throne. Includes, back row, Ada Wass (fourth from left, with large white collar; she was maid to James Croxall, manager of the gas works), Eva Eldred (sixth from left, pale dress and hat), Mrs Beatrice Mondy (third from right, laced bodice, smiling). Front, Bertha Cutts (third from left, no hat, holding top of corn), Cecily Pelly (Britannia, with trident), Maggie Kentfield, (on right, floppy white hat, one hand on knee). Names mostly from Lucy Croxall. There is a report in the Essex Weekly News for 20 August 1915.

PhotographerW E Bull, photographer, Witham and Braintree
Date taken18 August 1915
SourceAtkinson, Nyria. Daughter of Irenee Lloyd (nee Mondy), and grandaughter of Albert and Beatrice Mondy.
Posted on Full size 3250 × 2060

Unless otherwise specified, photos are the copyright of the original photographer.

Every effort has been made to contact the owners of the photos or their relatives, to obtain their permission to use their pictures. But I have not always managed to find them, for which I apologise.

The photos appear in the order they were catalogued. Use Search to look for photos showing particular people, places etc.