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”

18. The Essex Agricultural Show

I see that there are plans to revive the annual Essex Agricultural Show at Great Leighs. Before the show acquired a fixed home in 1958, it was held in a different place every year. So it seems a good time to look back at the three occasions when it was held in Witham – 1863, … Continue reading “18. The Essex Agricultural Show”