Old Photos of Witham

Witham Gas works, 134 Newland Street, group of builders

Taken: Early 1900s?, Ref: M600

Witham Gas works, 134 Newland Street, group of builders. Looks as if they are demolishing something, but not really clear what; no proper scaffolding. The iron casting with the pattern on is the outer skin of the gasometer. Could possibly be Mr James Croxall, gas works manager, on right, to judge from much later photos when he also had a moustache and beard (eg Essex Weekly News, 26 June 1936, p.11, Carnival).

Date takenEarly 1900s?
SourceLucy Croxall. Daughter of James. Is in her scrapbook (ERO Acc.10690).
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