Public Health in the 19th century

Public Health etc in Witham, in the 19th century Summary by Janet Gyford, adapted from one first written for Dated Buildings Survey in 1992, re Faragon Terrace, 59-67 Bridge Street. Retyped October 2002.¬† See also notes on PRO MH 13/209, read since this was written. Edward Cresy made a report to the General Board of … Continue reading “Public Health in the 19th century”

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”

Collingwood Road, street renumbering, 1951-1952

Street re-numbering of Collingwood Road, 1951-1952 Most of the places were matched up by Janet Gyford just by comparing the people’s names. But entries in italics are different people in 1952 from 1951, so the places can’t be compared by names. In those cases, the matching of the numbers is just deduced from the position … Continue reading “Collingwood Road, street renumbering, 1951-1952”

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”

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”

15. The Public Hall, Collingwood Road

The Public Hall has been one of the most significant buildings in Witham for 117 years, since 1894. It is remarkable that it has been useful all that time, considering the many changes in our way of life. Recently some very generous local people volunteered to manage it for us. If they had not done … Continue reading “15. The Public Hall, Collingwood Road”