Old Photos of Witham

Top end of Newland Street looking east

Taken: 1928-1952, Ref: M2896

Top (east) of Newland Street looking east, showing north side. Left to right, 24 Newland Street (with trees in front), 22 Newland Street (these two attached) Whitehall (18 Newland Street, behind post, has ‘Whitehall’ in letters on the front for the cinema, which was founded in 1928.

Postmark 11 August 1952. Addressed to ‘Mrs A J Oliver, 191 Argyle Road, Ealing, W13’. Message reads ‘Aug 11th. Dorothy Sayers house with the clipped yews, up to where car stands. Next building is the Cinema. Big police station opposite & R C Church is where arrow is. It’s the main road to Colchester & Norwich and is a continuation of Bridge St. You have never told me if you have heard Dorothy Sayers broadcast or read any of her books. Hope you are better. H.D.’

RefM2896
PublisherBell's Photo Co. Ltd., Westcliff -on-Sea' 'Real Photo Series
Date taken1928-1952
SourceClarke, June,
20 Brinkley Lane, Highwoods, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9XN
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1686

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