Chipping Hill And Half Hides Farm - a Memory of Witham.

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 attended Chipping Hill School and later I went to to the Church School in Guithaven Road. I have lived in North London for many years and have now returned to Essex - to Bocking near Braintree. I returned to Witham to get married in the Church at Chipping Hill in 1972. I also remember Crittalls as a child as my Uncle worked there for 50 years. My name before I got married was Ann Goodchild. I know the pond could not be filled in and is still there. I believe my Grand-mother threw some old candlesticks in there just because she did not like them! I have some photos I want to give to Chipping Hill School before the School moves. I also have fond memories of Mr Hannah the grocer in Braintree Road. Kind regards, Ann Page.

Comment from Ann Page on Sunday, 13th February 2011.


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