Tape 188. Miss Elfreda Griggs, side 4

Tape 188 Miss Elfreda Griggs was born c 1909. She was interviewed on 11 May 1999, when she lived at Beverley, Chalks Road, Witham. She also appears on tapes 183 and 186. For more information about her, see Griggs, Elfreda, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is held at the Essex … Continue reading “Tape 188. Miss Elfreda Griggs, side 4”

14. James Dace, musician

I see that James Dace and Son’s music shop is being re-opened in Moulsham Street, Chelmsford. As James Dace (2) the founder was born in Witham, it seems a good opportunity to write a little about him. I’ll begin with his father, also James (1), who was born in Writtle. When he was 16 he became … Continue reading “14. James Dace, musician”