Old Photos of Witham

Top of Newland Street with First World War soldier

Taken: 1915-1916, Ref: M1869

Top of Newland Street, looking north. Hand-cart and bicycle. Civilians include Miss Elsie Green in door of no 11, left of bicycle (she wrote the postcard), and probably her father Harry Green in First World War uniform next to her. Buildings include, on left, 22 Newland Street, (small), 18 Newland Street (Whitehall, 3 stories, bollards projecting in front), with trees at bottom of the Avenue to its right. On right, right of telegraph pole, 7 Newland Street (Red Lion), 9 Newland Street (shop, sign not legible), 11 Newland Street, 13 Newland Street, with name A.M.Green and ‘Teas and Refreshments’. Alice Mary Green, Elsie’s aunt and Harry’s sister, ran the shop from 1911 when her uncle Joshua died, till 1917 when she married. Postmark 26 August 1916. Addressed to Mrs H E Green, The Street, Woodham Walter, near Maldon, Essex. Message reads ‘Dear Mother, Just a card to you to wish you many happy returns of the day it is nice for Dad to be home on your birthday that’s my photo x on the card With love and kisses to all from Elsie’.

RefM1869
PublisherA M Green, tobacconist and confectioner, High Street
Date taken1915-1916
SourceLittlewood, Sue. Her mother Ivy was Alice's niece and Elsie's cousin.
Posted on Full size 3271 × 2120

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