28. When the Public Hall was Witham's first cinema

(NB. Mr Peirce’s name is spelt like that, with the “e” first. He was very proud of it !)   The late Mr Alf Newman told me about “The old cinema. They used to hold it in the Public Hall. They called it the cinema. There was a Mr Clarke, a blacksmith from Hatfield Peverel, … Continue reading “28. When the Public Hall was Witham's first cinema”

15. The Public Hall, Collingwood Road

The Public Hall has been one of the most significant buildings in Witham for 117 years, since 1894. It is remarkable that it has been useful all that time, considering the many changes in our way of life. Recently some very generous local people volunteered to manage it for us. If they had not done … Continue reading “15. The Public Hall, Collingwood Road”