Trafalgar day centenary; ceremony outside 70 Newland Street, close view. Reported in the Essex County Chronicle and the Essex Weekly News, 27 October 1905. Admiral Sir William Luard, in centre with long beard, aged 85, made the main speech; it was probably because of him that the occasion was marked particularly enthusiastically in Witham. Canon David Ingles (vicar) also spoke; he is in a clerical collar, left of centre, under the right hand side of the portrait of the King. Possibly Leslie (Bert) Pinkham, aged about 15, is right of centre, at front, under the ‘L’ of ‘SCHOOL’, in long coat. Policeman on right hand side near front, to right of portrait of the Queen, is Constable Gates. The cap to the right of him may be a postman’s cap. Far right front, in front of ‘postman’, looking round, possibly Bill Butler. In background on left, part of 72 Newland Street. May have been taken by Fred Hayward who advertised in the Weely News that; capital photographs of Admiral Luard and the gathering at Witham were obtained by Fred Hayward’. For a more distant view by Hall see M806 and M1859 taken by H Hall.
There are reports of the event in both the Essex County Chronicle and the Essex Weekly News of 27 October 1905.
|Photographer||Fred Hayward [to judge from newspaper report]|
|Date taken||21 October 1905|