Harry Gulliver's Essex photographs
History House is very grateful to a contributor who has supplied these wonderful photographs taken by their ancestor, Harry Gulliver, who was an amateur photographer in the early 1900s.
Harry Gulliver lived in East London and was a newly married man when he began taking an interest in the new hobby of photography. He travelled throughout London and the home counties taking photographs of people, street scenes, churches, and the countryside. These photographs featuring places in Essex are just a sample from his collection.
Also see his photographs of the 'Woodford Meet', an annual cycling parade held to raise money for local hospital.
Chipping Hill, Witham, showing the White Horse PH.Photograph Copyright © Copyright
In the first photograph above a house can be seen in the distance; this is a closer view of it. The children are playing with hoops. The house has since been demolished.Photograph Copyright © Copyright
A short distance further along the road is a bridge, turn around and this is the view back towards Chipping Hill. The road has been levelled out and the fields drained since this was taken.Photograph Copyright © Copyright
Church Street, Waltham Abbey, showing the Welsh Harp PH with Abbey Tower behind.Photograph Copyright © Copyright
Boreham Pond also known as Boreham Mill Dam. This no longer exists. On the right behind the fence is the Chelmsford - Colchester road which in the 1950s was widened and straightened. The pond was filled in. The buildings on the right are associated with the Mill.Photograph Copyright © Copyright
Springfield Church, Springfield, Chelmsford.
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