Ebenezer Smith

  Ebenezer Smith in 1936 A FEW OF HIS DISTINCTIONS Signalman on the railway until his retirement from work in 1936. Held innumerable voluntary posts, including especially:- First Labour member of the Witham Urban District Council (1920), and then: First Labour Chairman of the Council (1933-1935). Pioneer of the Council’s new housing schemes in the … Continue reading “Ebenezer Smith”

Unemployment between 1921 and 1936

  Unemployment in the Witham area, 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 … Continue reading “Unemployment between 1921 and 1936”