Markets and Fairs

Markets and Fairs at Witham An earlier version of this summary is now in the Essex Record Office as T/P 570 (accession T1598) © Janet Gyford 2001 These markets and fairs belonged to the combined manors of Chipping/Witham and Newland, and all the grants etc. are to the lords of those manors See a separate … Continue reading “Markets and Fairs”

Town criers

Some town criers in Witham   1728 Congregational church Paid Richard Wright 6d ‘for crying the windows’ and then Samuel Clark 6s 5d ‘for mending the windows’ (M L Smith A Brief History of Witham Congregational C hurch, page 7)   Directories Year Original entry 1874 Tyler Wm. cowkeeper, crier & bill poster 1878 Tyler … Continue reading “Town criers”

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”