Old Photos of Witham

View from gas manager’s house looking up Newland Street

Taken: 1930 approx, Ref: M2175

View up Newland Street, looking from windows of gas manager’s house at 134 Newland Street. Buildings etc. left hand side of road, left to right, gates (perhaps to former ‘cage’), 132 Newland Street (awnings with illegible words, and hanging sign reading ‘High Class Fruit and Confectioners’; probably Murphy’s, in directories 1926-37), 130 Newland Street, single-storey building that was blacksmith’s forge, Crotchet public house (–rits on end wall). Right hand side of road, left to right, includes ‘CYCLES’ sign probably at 97 Newland Street, 99 Newland Street, 101 Newland Street, 103 Newland Street, 113 Newland Street, 115 Newland Street, 117 Newland Street, 119 Newland Street, 121 Newland Street, 125 Newland Street, 127 Newland Street, 129 Newland Street (gabled windows, right of telegraph pole), 137 Newland Street, 139 Newland Street, 141 Newland Street (Sorrell, family butcher), 143 Newland Street (S T Wood, known as Billy Wood, in directories 1890-1926, not there 1929), 145 Newland Street. Lots of cars coming down, registration numbers not legible. Motorbike thought to be late 1920s, cars about 1930.

RefM2175
Date taken1930 approx
SourceWebb, David. 87 Station Road, Manningtree, Essex. CO11 1ED The photos formerly belonged to Lucy Croxall and her sisters. A relative of theirs from the Midlands (perhaps a brother) asked David, who was driving him in a taxi, to dispose of them about the 1980s, perhaps when the sisters moved to a home or when one died.
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