Photos of Witham

The 1936 Carnival. The Carnival Queen and her court in Newland Street.

Taken: 27 June 1936, Source: Blake, Peggy, Ref: M1128

The Carnival. The procession at the bottom of Newland Street with the Carnival Queen and her court, followed by a group of girls. Left to right, June Osborne, Rosemary East (later Mrs Brown, half hidden), Marie Pinkham, Doreen East (Queen), Peggy Butcher (later Mrs Blake). Includes, left to right, 132 Newland Street (A A Murphy, confectioner; according to Kelly’s directory he was Algernon Avone Murphy, a newsagent; according to Mrs Blake he was imprisoned from time to time for not paying his rates), the Crotchet public house (part of 130 Newland Street), 128 Newland Street (part only, rest behind telegraph pole). On the right is probably the end of 151 Newland Street.
See the post entitled “Witham Carnival in the 1930s” for Peggy’s description of the carnivals in general

Date taken27 June 1936
SourceBlake, Peggy
Posted on Full size 1220 × 586

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