Women in Witham in the 18th and 19th centuries

    WOMEN IN WITHAM IN THE 19th and 20TH CENTURIES Chelmsford Chronicle, 23 June 1848 Mrs Balfour spoke about ‘The Moral and Intellectual Influence of Women in Society’. This was at the Witham Literary Institute. She was Sarah Lucas Balfour, and was well known all over the country for her speaking and her writing … Continue reading “Women in Witham in the 18th and 19th centuries”

35. Hard working women

When I see large vans distributing online food orders, I sometimes think of Mrs Evelyn Shelley. During the 1930s she had a small fruit and vegetable shop in Newland Street (number 51). People often asked for their purchases to be delivered to their homes. So from time to time Mrs Shelley would shut the shop … Continue reading “35. Hard working women”