EPW022308 ENGLAND (1928). The Crittall Steel Works, Witham, 1928

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Details

Title [EPW022308] The Crittall Steel Works, Witham, 1928
Reference EPW022308
Date August-1928
Link
Place name WITHAM
Parish WITHAM
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 582079, 215454
Longitude / Latitude 0.64142375787727, 51.80757900294
National Grid Reference TL821155

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Anonymouse
Thursday 29th of December 2016 10:42:06 PM
Crittall's Steel works suggests this is the Crittal window factory. Steel window frames were seen as a useful replacement for wooden frames during the 1920s and lasted until the introduction of double grazing in the 1960/70s. Better examples were galvanised to give a longer life. The slender mullions and spars provided a delicate window frame compared with the thicker uPVC sections in so many of today's windows.

Maurice
Thursday 20th of December 2012 02:45:25 PM
Maurice. Yes this was one of Crittall’s steel window factories which, after surviving a number of Luftwaffe raids, closed and was completely demolished in the late 1980s. The site is now a Morrisons supermarket and petrol station.

Crittall Windows continued manufacturing windows in Braintree, Essex before in 2007 moving to a modern factory located just half a mile east of this image in Freebournes Road, Witham. The new building was named Francis House after the company’s founder Francis Berrington Crittall and his son Francis Henry Crittall (1860-1935) who first began to manufacture windows with steel frames.

It is often thought that steel framess are no longer available, but Crittall Windows is still around as a successful company that solely produces steel windows. All are now galvanized before before painted (for longevity) and are being installed in old and new buildings across the world.

(Check out the Episode of Channel 4’s ‘The Restoration Man’ on HMS Owl for more on Crittall.)

AndyinWitham
Tuesday 17th of February 2015 10:14:32 PM
Is this another name sign for early aviators who often followed railway lines? Witham in large white letters. See also EPW001418 Tonbridge.

Maurice
Thursday 20th of December 2012 02:38:52 PM
Witham Station

Onthecoast
Thursday 20th of December 2012 01:25:21 PM
Branch line to Maldon - long gone courtesy of Dr. Beeching

Onthecoast
Thursday 20th of December 2012 01:24:43 PM
Branch line to Braintree (and, once upon a time, to Great Dunmow and Bishop's Stortford too)

Onthecoast
Thursday 20th of December 2012 01:23:48 PM
Railway turntable

Onthecoast
Thursday 20th of December 2012 01:22:52 PM