Witham, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Witham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

School And War

I was born in Jan 1936 in Witham, where my father's family had settled in the 1790's. When I was two my parents moved into one of the new council houses at the north end of Church Street, so I went to Chipping Hill Infants School. I can remember my young mother walking me into the place in early September 1940, at the height of ...Read full memory

A memory of Witham by David Woodwards

Chipping Hill And Half Hides Farm

I was delighted to read your comments about Braintree Road and Chipping Hill School. My grandfather was the Farm Bailiff of Half Hides Farm - William Appleton and I spent my very early life living Half Hides Farm. I was born in 1941 and my parents moved to Braintree Road, Number 37 when I was 18 months old. I ...Read full memory

A memory of Witham by Ann Page

Bridge Home Medical

I was born in Chelmsford in 1956. My mother, Dr Joy Stuart Morton, was the medical practitioner at Bridge Home from 1957 (I think) until 1960. We lived in Avenue Road and sometimes the patients would come and help in the garden. She was an amazing woman and she was only in her early thirties when she had this huge ...Read full memory