Three walks round Witham

Walk 1: Round the ancient earthworks Walk 2: The village of Chipping Hill Walk 3: The Town Centre Each of these three files contains the details of a single walk around part  of Witham, including photographs and descriptions. Click on the one you want, and you’ll see the route and the history. Although the walks … Continue reading “Three walks round Witham”

Tape 002. Mrs Dorothy Ireland (nee Goss), sides 3 and 4

Tape 2 Mrs Ireland was born in 1894, and was interviewed on 25 November 1976. when she lived at 12 Chalks Road, Witham. She also appears on tapes 1, 3, 7, 33, 86, 90 and 97. For more information about her, see the the notes in the people category headed Ireland, Mrs Dorothy (Dolly), nee … Continue reading “Tape 002. Mrs Dorothy Ireland (nee Goss), sides 3 and 4”

22. Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, 1897

“May our Queen be still spared to us for some years to come, and may our town prosper, and good will and good fellowship be fostered among its townsmen, from generation to generation.” This was written by Witham solicitor Frank Postle Bawtree in 1897, at the time of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. I have a … Continue reading “22. Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, 1897”