Tape 191. Talk by John Newman about Witham Railway Station

Tape 191 John Newman gave his talk about Witham Railway Station on 7 February 2000 to Witham History Group. He lived then at 35 The Avenue, Witham. The original recording of this interview is held at the Essex Sound and Video Archive. To listen to the recording, please contact them at ero.enquiry@essex.gov.uk or 033301 32500. … Continue reading “Tape 191. Talk by John Newman about Witham Railway Station”

Tape 175. Talk by Dorothy Hancock about Slythes the stonemasons, of Witham

Tape 175 Dorothy Hancock gave her talk about Slythes the stonemasons, of Witham, on 5 February 1996, to Witham History Group. She also appears in lecture 166, and interview tapes 178 and 179. For more information about her, see Hancock, Dorothy, in the People category. The original recording of this talk is held at the … Continue reading “Tape 175. Talk by Dorothy Hancock about Slythes the stonemasons, of Witham”

Tape 171. Talk by Helen Pitchforth about the Witham parish boundary

Tape 171 Helen Pitchforth gave her talk about the Witham parish boundary to the Witham History Group on 4 September 1995. She then lived at 10 Avenue Road, Witham. The original recording of this talk is held at the Essex Sound and Video Archive. To listen to the recording, please contact them at ero.enquiry@essex.gov.uk or … Continue reading “Tape 171. Talk by Helen Pitchforth about the Witham parish boundary”

Tape 170. Talk by Bryan Everitt about Moore's, bus and carrier company of Kelvedon

Tape 170 Bryan Everitt gave his talk about Moore’s, the bus and carrier company of Kelvedon, on 3 April 1995 to the Witham History Group. See also Bryan’s book “Moores: the story of Moore Brothers of Kelvedon, Essex”, published in 1998, which contains many of the illustrations mentioned in this talk. The original recording of … Continue reading “Tape 170. Talk by Bryan Everitt about Moore's, bus and carrier company of Kelvedon”

Tape 169. Talk by Brenda Watkin, about some historic buildings in Witham

Tape 169 Mrs Brenda Watkin was then of the Historic Buildings section, County Planning Department, responsible for Witham (inter alia). Her talk was to the Witham History Group, on 15 March 1995, and was about some historic buildings in Witham. The original recording of this talk is held at the Essex Sound and Video Archive. … Continue reading “Tape 169. Talk by Brenda Watkin, about some historic buildings in Witham”

Tape 168. Talk by Polly (Olive) Wheaton about Freebournes (Freebornes) farm in Witham, and about other memories.

Tape 168 Miss Polly (Olive) Wheaton was born in 1932. She gave her talk to the Witham History Group on 5 September 1994, when she lived at 14 Tiptree Road, Wickham Bishops. It was especially about the Wheaton family and Freebournes (Freebornes) farm in Witham, where they lived and where she was brought up. The … Continue reading “Tape 168. Talk by Polly (Olive) Wheaton about Freebournes (Freebornes) farm in Witham, and about other memories.”

Tape 166. Talk by Dorothy Hancock about Witham Station

Tape 166 Dorothy Hancock was born c 1915. Her talk was given on 7 March 1994 to the Witham History Group. She also appears in lecture 175 and interview tapes 178 and 179. For more information about her, see Hancock, Dorothy, in the People category The original recording of this talk is held at the … Continue reading “Tape 166. Talk by Dorothy Hancock about Witham Station”

Tape 206. Talk by John Gyford about the late Tom Driberg, MP for the Maldon Constituency in Essex

Tape 206 This talk was given to the Witham History Group on 6 March 2006. John Gyford’s talk was about the late Tom Driberg, Labour MP for the Maldon Constituency in Essex. The original recording of this talk is held at the Essex Sound and Video Archive. To listen to the recording, please contact them … Continue reading “Tape 206. Talk by John Gyford about the late Tom Driberg, MP for the Maldon Constituency in Essex”

Tape 199. Talk by Lynette Abbott about her reminiscences of Witham

Tape 199 This talk was given at a meeting of the Witham History Group on 1 November 2004. Lynette Abbott’s talk was about her memories of Witham. She is the daughter of Marjorie Coleman (nee Brown), for whom see Tapes 82, 83, 115, 116 The original recording of this talk is held at the Essex … Continue reading “Tape 199. Talk by Lynette Abbott about her reminiscences of Witham”

Tape 192. Talk by Fred Nash about the Archaeology of the Second World War in Essex

Tape 192 This talk was given at a meeting of the Witham History Group on 13 May 2002. Fred Nash’s talk was about the Archaeology of the Second World War in Essex and Witham. He was then the Military Archaeologist at Essex County Council. The original recording of this talk is held at the Essex … Continue reading “Tape 192. Talk by Fred Nash about the Archaeology of the Second World War in Essex”