Old Photos of Witham

Top of Newland Street

Taken: 1916, Ref: M1398

Top of Newland Street looking east. Left hand side of road, left to right, 30 Newland Street, 28 Newland Street (these two with foliage), 26 Newland Street, 24 Newland Street, 22 Newland Street (these three in terrace), Whitehall (18 Newland Street), trees at end of Avenue. Right hand side of road, left to right, Freebornes (3 Newland Street, with gables), High House (5 Newland Street, with porch, and small building to left of it). Probably First World War soldier on right hand pavement and others in column in road in far distance. Two red rings on poles are 10 mph signs. Postmark probably 1916. Addressed to Mrs Smith, 11 Cuxton Road, nr Rochester Strood, Kent. Message reads ‘My dear Mrs Smith. Just a line in answer to your nice letter which I will answer soon as we are so busy lately with Company. I am glad your Husband is still getting on dear. King regards to him also my Sister sends to you both. Mrs sent us all over in the Motor Car to see the Ruined Zepi last Wednesday 10 miles from here. Was lovely. Much love your friend Florrie’.

RefM1398
PublisherBernard C Afford, Printer, Witham. 4518-265
Date taken1916
SourceDrake, Martyn
Posted on Full size 3430 × 2297

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