Old Photos of Witham

Station and maltings from east

Taken: 1911, Ref: M2785

The station area from the east. The two parts of the maltings on the left (Harrison Gray). The truck to the right of them is on a turntable which pointed trucks at the maltings’ two sidings, one went into each building. To the right of the maltings in the distance, on the Braintree line, is the gas truck for gassing up the lights in the carriages. 

To the right of centre, left to right, are the water tower, then ,a weatherboarded, thin building which had the hydraulic equipment, pump etc, for the lifts in the station. Then the Junction signal box with the overhanging top. Behind the latter, probably part of Cullen’s seed trial grounds. Houses in Albert Road behind the station. Information from John Newman. See also M580 and M581, M2776-M2784, and M2786-M2788.

PublisherGreat Eastern Railway
Date taken1911
SourceJohn Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
RestrictionsFrom the Windwood collection at the National Railway Museum, York. Copyright of the NRM.

Their ref GE 710
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1953

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