Old Photos of Witham

Wreck of the Cromer Express at the station

Photographer: Fred Spalding, photographer, Chelmsford, Taken: 1 September 1905 or soon after, Source: John Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
CM8 2DT, Ref: M2773

The wreck of the Cromer Express after the crash of 1 September 1905. Shows the Braintree line with the footbridge over, and Albert Road in the background, with probably the Temperance Hotel (9 Albert Road) on the right. 

Postmark Chelmsford 8 September 1905. Addressed to ‘Miss Queenie Freeman, Traceys, Stanford Rivers, nr Romford, SX’. Message reads ”I’m sending you one of these as promised – have had a jolly time here today – they’re not as interesting as I at first thought so am sending you but one. E.C [?]’

PhotographerFred Spalding, photographer, Chelmsford
PublisherFred Spalding, photographer, Chelmsford
Date taken1 September 1905 or soon after
SourceJohn Newman, 35 The Avenue, Witham, 
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1646

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