Unemployment in the Witham area between 1922 and 1936

  Unemployment  1921 to 1936 1921 Crittall’s A difficult year. Continued collapse of post-war boom. Miners’ strike in May so coal shortage. But still lots of windows sold. (ERO T/Z 67, page 112). UDC Finance Committee, 29 August 1921, page 113 Wages of Council’s workmen to be reduced 4s 6d in accordance with the Agricultural Wages … Continue reading “Unemployment in the Witham area between 1922 and 1936”

Tape 154. Mr Jim White, side 9

Tape 154 Mr Jim White was born in 1915. He was interviewed on 13 December 1991, when he lived at 22 Cross Road. He also appears on tapes 62, 63, 149 and 153. For more information about him, see White, Jim, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at the … Continue reading “Tape 154. Mr Jim White, side 9”

Tape 153. Mr Jim White, sides 7 and 8

Tape 153 Mr Jim White was born in 1915. He was interviewed on 13 December 1991, when he lived at 22 Cross Road. He also appears on tapes 62, 63, 149 and 154. For more information about him, see White, Jim, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at the … Continue reading “Tape 153. Mr Jim White, sides 7 and 8”

Tape 149. Mr Jim White, sides 5 and 6

Tape 149 Mr Jim White was born c 1915. He was interviewed on 8 November 1991, when he lived at 22 Cross Road, Witham. He also appears on tapes 62, 63, 153 and 154. For more information about him, see White, Jim, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at … Continue reading “Tape 149. Mr Jim White, sides 5 and 6”

Tape 127. Fred Cook, sides 7 and 8

Tape 127 Mr Fred Cook was born c 1908. He was interviewed on 26 February 1989, when he lived at Floreat, Chalks Road. His wife Mrs Florence Cook also present some of the time. They also appear on tapes 70, 71 and 87. For more information about them, see Cook, Fred, in the People category. … Continue reading “Tape 127. Fred Cook, sides 7 and 8”

Tape 126. Walter Peirce, side 18

Tape 126, continued from tape 125 Walter Peirce was born in 1908. He was interviewed on 19 December 1986, when he lived at Airlings, Ulting Road, Hatfield Peverel. He also appears on tapes 92, 93, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 117, 125. For more information about him, see Peirce, Walter and family, in the People … Continue reading “Tape 126. Walter Peirce, side 18”

Tape 125. Walter Peirce, sides 16 and 17

Tape 125 Walter Peirce was born in 1908. He was interviewed on 19 December 1986, when he lived at Airlings, Ulting Road, Hatfield Peverel. He also appears on tapes 92, 93, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 117, 126. For more information about him, see Peirce, Walter and family, in the People category. The original recording … Continue reading “Tape 125. Walter Peirce, sides 16 and 17”

Tape 201. Talk by Ariel Crittall about her reminiscences

Tape 201 This talk was given at the annual Essex Labour History Conference on 6 November 2004. Ariel Crittall’s talk was about her life, her husband’s Crittall family, and Crittall’s metal window factories in Braintree, Silver End and Witham. She was also a painter, and was close to the Great Bardfield painters who flourished from … Continue reading “Tape 201. Talk by Ariel Crittall about her reminiscences”

Tape 062. Mr Jim White, sides 1 and 2

Tape 62 Mr Jim White was born in 1915. He was interviewed on 8 February 1983 when he lived at 22 Cross Road, Witham. He also appears on tapes 63, 149, 153 and 154. For more information about him, see White, Jim, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at … Continue reading “Tape 062. Mr Jim White, sides 1 and 2”

Tape 063. Mr Jim White, sides 3 and 4

Tape 63 Mr Jim White was born in 1915. He was interviewed on 8 February 1983, when he lived at 22 Cross Road, Witham. He also appears on tapes 62, 149, 153 and 154. For more information, see White, Jim, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at the Essex … Continue reading “Tape 063. Mr Jim White, sides 3 and 4”