Old Photos of Witham

The Albert P.H, side view of front, with figurehead

Taken: 1911 to 1934, perhaps nearer to 1911, Ref: M2847

The Albert (2 Chipping Hill), a side view of the front, with the figurehead and some of the outbuildings. The Albert became a pub in 1842 (renamed The Railway after a fire in about 2015).

Standing in front is a ship’s figurehead of an African chief. It was brought from London by innkeeper George Best in the 1870s (some thought it insulted Prince Albert).
The Albert and the Grange (4 Chipping Hill) are on the site where the Knights Templars, and then the Hospitallers, had a chapel and farm buildings till the 1500s.
For more about the Albert, see the Articles category, number 33.

RefM2847
Date taken1911 to 1934, perhaps nearer to 1911
SourceAskins, John, (lived in Switzerland). His forbears ran the Albert earlier in 20th century
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