Three walks round Witham

Walk 1: Round the ancient earthworks Walk 2: The village of Chipping Hill Walk 3: The Town Centre Each of these three files contains the details of a single walk around part  of Witham, including photographs and descriptions. Click on the one you want, and you’ll see the route and the history. Although the walks … Continue reading “Three walks round Witham”

Chipping Hill (south side) and Earlsmead, street renumbering, 1970

Street numbering of the south side of Chipping Hill and Earlsmead in 1970 The information is from the map given to Janet Gyford by Witham Urban District Council, 1970 At the top is the western part, whilst below is the east. The new numbers have thick black rings round them. List of renumbering

Tape 001. Mrs Dorothy Ireland (nee Goss), sides 1 and 2

Tape 1 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 2, 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 001. Mrs Dorothy Ireland (nee Goss), sides 1 and 2”

31. Fairs at Chipping Hill

In 1788, the dates of the annual fair at Chipping Hill were set on the 4th and 5th June. This was to celebrate the recovery of King George III from madness (4th June was his birthday). Previously the fair had been held on other dates “since time out of mind”. We have a reminiscence of … Continue reading “31. Fairs at Chipping Hill”