Old Photos of Witham

Pelican Cottage, picking fruit

Taken: 1904-1907, Ref: M2064

Picking fruit in garden of Pelican Cottage, 16 Collingwood Road (built 1904). To judge from other pictures in the series (M2060-M2063 and M2065-M2066), it shows Ella Catherine Pattisson (Kate) in wheelchair, and visiting friend Alice E Redman, their ladies’ maid in Witham in 1901 (probably also the Miss Redman to whom M2062 is addressed) in the middle, and Charlotte Alice Pattisson on the right. Also Billie the cat. Postmark 20 December 1907. Addressed to Mrs Tyler, Lingfield, Hainault Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex [1906 electoral register has Arthur Tyler at this address, in Chadwell Heath ward of Dagenham]. Message reads ‘With best Xmas wished from C A Pattisson’.

Date taken1904-1907
SourceNewbitt, Keith.
17 Medlar Close, Witham, CM8 2SU.

He bought it at a stamp auction.
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1872

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