Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Neg. R226016

Memories of Rochford

Rochford Fair

I remember Rochford very dearly. As a young child I often stayed with my great-grandmother, Sara Ann Simpson. I'd walk around the churchyard, the empty farm, climb the stile, visit the ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Ashlea Simpson

The Mill

When I was about 5 or 6 my dad worked at the mill, and we lived in one of the mill cottages in Mill Lane. I used to play around the mill and one day found strange washers in the old pond ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Martin Bradley

Stambridge Mill And Rochford Beach

When I was a kid about of about 10 we used to swim from the sluice at the mill. It was great for swimming as the current was strong at the gates. Also the beach ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Mark Wilson

Growing Up

My family moved to Assandune Villas in Ashingdon in 1955, I was four years old and lived there until I was eighteen. From the back of our house was nothing but fields, (sadly now a huge ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Don Pepper

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About this photo

The Mill stood to the south of Rochford on the tidal estuary of the River Roach. Many mills existed along the tidal arms of the sea fingering into Essex which provided easy transport by water. It was originally a water mill, and was owned by Rankins the Millers when it burned down in April 1965.

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