Old Photos of Witham

Scene after the fire at the Constitutional Club in 1910, with crowd

Taken: 9 February 1910, Ref: M279

Scene after the fire at the old Constitutional Club, Newland Street, in 1910, with children watching. Shows 88 Newland Street damaged, right of centre, and part of 86 Newland Street. Postmark 30 May 1910.

Addressed to Miss B E Lunniss, c/o Mrs Smith, 39 High St., Southend on Sea. Message reads ‘D B. Arrived home quite safely, Hope you did too. Just a little bit wet, but nothing to hurt. Wish I was at “Tauney” don’t you. Write soon. Y E L J.

There are a large number of other photos of this event. Put Constitutional in the Search box. This will also produce a lesser number of photos of the new Club, which was built in 1910 in Collingwood Road.

See also the Essex County Chronicle, 11 February 1910.

RefM279
Date taken9 February 1910
SourcePurchased
Posted on Full size 1330 × 2156

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