Women’s rights and suffrage in Witham

Women’s rights and suffrage in Witham In the 19th century, women could vote in elections for local bodies if they lived in houses of sufficient rateable value, and this included some poorer women, though they were rarely able to become really involved in the town’s affairs. The Co-op did have a female committee member from … Continue reading “Women’s rights and suffrage in Witham”

Bicycles

Just a few references UDC is Urban District Council UDC Finance Committee, 31 July 1922, page 157 Road foreman wanted a bicycle. Proposed not. Amendment to defer. Amendment carried. Clerk required instructions as to payment of account from W J Marshall for repairs to Road Foreman’s own bicycle, 14s. Proposed be paid but no more … Continue reading “Bicycles”

Tape 002. Mrs Dorothy Ireland (nee Goss), sides 3 and 4

Tape 2 Mrs Ireland was born in 1894, and was interviewed on 25 November 1976. when she lived at 12 Chalks Road, Witham. She also appears on tapes 1, 3, 7, 33, 86, 90 and 97. For more information about her, see the the notes in the people category headed Ireland, Mrs Dorothy (Dolly), nee … Continue reading “Tape 002. Mrs Dorothy Ireland (nee Goss), sides 3 and 4”