Witham Carnival in the 1930s

This was written for me in 2001 by Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher). ‘Notting Hill’, it wasn’t, but the effort, enthusiasm and hard work of everyone made up for any modern glitter ! Mums sewed miles of crepe paper into frilly dresses – “Don’t sit down until after the judging dear”. There was usually a … Continue reading “Witham Carnival in the 1930s”

Tape 172. Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), sides 1 and 2

Tape 172 Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), was born c 1920. She was interviewed on 5 September 1996, when she lived at 11 The Moorings, St John’s Road, Eastbourne. She also appears on tapes 173 and 174. For more information about her, see Blake, Peggy, in the People category Mrs F Yeulett, a friend, was … Continue reading “Tape 172. Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), sides 1 and 2”

Tape 174. Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), side 5

Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), was born c 1920. She was interviewed on 5 September 1996, when she lived at 11 The Moorings, St John’s Road, Eastbourne. She also appears on interview tapes 172 and 173. For more information about her, see Blake, Peggy, in the People category. The original recording of this interview is … Continue reading “Tape 174. Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), side 5”

Tape 173. Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), sides 3 and 4

Tape 173. Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), was born c 1920. She was interviewed on 5 September 1996, when she lived at 11 The Moorings, St John’s Road, Eastbourne. She also appears on tapes 172 and 174. For more information about her, see Blake, Peggy, in the People category. The original recording of this interview … Continue reading “Tape 173. Mrs Peggy Blake (nee Butcher), sides 3 and 4”