Braintree (GB)

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Braintree is a town in Essex, England. The principal settlement of Braintree District, it is located 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Chelmsford and 15 miles (24 km) west of Colchester.Braintree has grown contiguous with several surrounding settlements. Braintree proper lies on the River Brain and to the south of Stane Street, the Roman road from Braughing to Colchester, while Bocking lies on the River Blackwater and to the north of the road. The two are sometimes referred to together as Braintree and Brocing.

Postmark Examples[edit]

Braintree Essex 1966

First Day Cover[edit]

FDC - 6th British Empire & Commonwealth Games, Cardiff. 18th July 1958
FDC - Tercentenary of Establishment of General Letter Office. 7th July 1960