Old Photos of Witham

Several views in colour

Taken: 1950-1964, Source: Clarke, June,
20 Brinkley Lane, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9XN, Ref: M2888

For various reasons, this picture cannot be shown here. But it is displayed as number 119017 on Frith’s website. https://www.francisfrith.com

Five views in colour, with a printed message ‘Greetings from Witham. 

Top left is Newland Street, a well-known ‘old photo’ of narrow part of Newland Street, with a woman with long hair on the left – see M2845. On the left side is probably 42 Newland Street. On the right side left to right, White Hart, 39 Newland Street (tall), 41 Newland Street, 43 Newland Street (shop window), 45 Newland Street, 47 Newland Street (tall, bay window, part of Spread Eagle (49 Newland Street). 

Top right is Chipping Hill green with, left to right, 30 Chipping Hill, 28 Chipping Hill, 26 Chipping hill and church tower (after the demolition of 32 and 34 in front, which had happened in the 1930s).

Bottom left is All Saints church, Guithavon Street. 

Bottom right is Chipping Hill from the green, looking west, with on left, left to right, 22 Chipping Hill, 20 Chipping Hill (together, red brick), 18 Chipping Hill and forge (white), and on right, left to right, 35 Chipping Hill (Barnardiston House, white), 37 Chipping Hill (grey with red roof), 43 Chipping Hill, 45 Chipping Hill (together, white, left of pole), 47 Chipping Hill (darker, set back immediately left of pole), 51 Chipping Hill (behind pole), 53 Chipping Hill (on right). 

In the centre is a closer view of the narrow part of Newland Street, with traffic lights, and left to right 35 Newland Street (Woolworth, red brick, name just visible, so after the 1930s when this built), 37 Newland Street (can’t see building much but ‘antiques’ sign will be here), White Hart (striped), 39 Newland Street (tall, red brick, newspaper shop), 41 Newland Street (Gallant), 43 Newland Street

Postmark not legible. Addressed to M et Mme Prieuret et leurs enfants, 3 Rue Leon Tolstoi, Issy-les-Moulineaux (Seine), France. Message reads ‘Witham, Essex, 26.8.63. Bien chers tous, Passant de tres bonnes vacances en Angleterre, je vous adresse mon amical souvenir. Marie-Claire’.

PublisherFrith. Number WIT 17.
Date taken1950-1964
SourceClarke, June,
20 Brinkley Lane, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9XN
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1652

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