Whitehall

18 Newland Street,
Witham, CM8 2AQ

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Whitehall

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Located in Witham, northeast of Chelmsford, Essex. Originally built as a Postmaster’s house in the early-1800’s. It was later used to billet troops, and as a school. In 1919, space in the house began use as the White Hall Cinema. cinema. An auditorium seating 650 was built at the rear of the house in 1927, and it opened as the Whitehall in December 1928. The Georgian style house became the front of the cinema. It was equipped with a stage which was used for variety performances. There was also a cafĂ©.

The Whitehall was closed for 13 months in 1956-1957, but re-opened and continued to operated in 1968. There was a brief use as a bingo club, followed by wrestling, and then the building closed for good and became derelict.

It was refurbished and restored in 1980, and opened as the Witham Library.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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