Old Photos of Witham

The Railway station after the crash of the Cromer express in 1905

Taken: 1 September 1905 or soon after, Ref: M713

Railway station after crash of Cromer express. No. 640. Looking along platform including stairs on right and footbridge above and roof of other platform on left. Probably looking east.

Postmark Nov 05. Addressed to Miss Clutten, 21 Station Road, Enfield. Message reads ‘Dear E, Many thanks for your lovely long letter also enclosed will write Sunday if not before Just gooing to the Club to have a strum[?]. What did you think of the Clock. Have you finished your blouse, you did not say. With Love, Trevor’.

There are many other photographs of this train crash – search for Cromer or 1905 or crash.

RefM713
PhotographerFred Spalding Chelmsford
Date taken1 September 1905 or soon after
SourcePat Slugocki
Posted on Full size 2700 × 1758

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