Witham, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

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

Braintree Road

I was born at 38 Braintree Road in 1942 and enjoyed growing up in the area close to Chipping Hill. The old forge was in operation and us kids would spend hours watching My Dorking shoeing horses. I went to the Chipping Hill School from 1947 to 49. I spent a lot of time at Halfhides Farm which is now long gone under the London ...Read full memory

A memory of Witham by Edward Green