Old Photos of Witham

The Victoria, Powershall End, with people and horse and trap

Taken: 1886-1910 approx, Ref: M812

The Victoria public house, Powershall End. Group of people in front with horse and cart. Two signs, ‘Charles Brown’s fine old mild and bitter ales …’ and ‘Harry Pawsey licensed to sell … dealer in tobacco’. HP is at Victoria in 1910 Essex Almanac, and ‘beer retailer Chipping Hill’ (could include Victoria), 1886-1908 (with Mrs Emma P afterwards). Postmark is 6 August 1908. Addressed to Miss A Hurst, 54 Mount Pleasant North, Rhonda Valley, Glam, S Wales. Message reads ‘Dear Arthur so very pleased to see the interesting PC you sent the twins & hope you are well. No doubt you feel the heat this weather down the mines. I should so like to go down the mines just to see what it is like. With love from cousin Emma. Its me standing with the horse..

RefM812
Date taken1886-1910 approx
SourceMartyn Drake
Posted on Full size 2894 × 2109

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