Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Neg. R226016

History

Caption for Rochford, Stambridge Mill C1955

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.

Memories of Rochford, Stambridge Mill c1955

Kings Head Folk Clubs

Two Clubs ran at The Kings Head - they were called Folkus & Folk Blues and Beyond. Later they moved to the Horse and Groom. Such guest singers were Sam Mitchell and John Martin. The room at the Kings Head was upstairs and nothing more than a large bedroom. There were no chairs, we stood or sat on the floor. It was sometimes hard to see the performers or anyone else come to that, due to the cigarette smoke. Health and safty would have had a field day. Many a local folk singer cut their teeth at those clubs…me included.

A memory of Rochford by Peter Monk

Mud And Beer

Although we lived in Ashingdon, my mum used to take me and my siblings swimming at Stambridge Mill. The Cherry Tree pub nearby was where I used to go under-age drinking before I left school. As a very young child I remember visiting Rochford Market and seeing the farm animals there. In 1972 I used to go to a folk club in the Kings Head, Rochford Square. One of my earliest jobs was in Clemments Bakery, Rochford.

A memory of Rochford by Don Pepper

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 was more popular, we used these sites till we had left school - also the sandpit at Doggetts was a frequent site for swimming. Great times.

A memory of Rochford by Mark Wilson

Thames Barge

I remember Stambridge Mill very well. My Father, Frank Sutton, used to moor his barge, called The Anglia, here. He used to load his barge with Corn and Wheat. I was around 7 or 8 at the time and we used to travel with him to deliver the corn. I remember a sweet shop being there and we used to buy candy bars, and if the bar had a stripe through it we got a free one. We lived in Sutton Court Drive, Rochford. My name then was Rita Sutton.

A memory of Rochford by Rita Townsend

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 across from the blacksmith - later I discovered them to be Chinese coins - with square holes in them, they had been used as ballast for the grain barges. I have many fond memories of this mill and the area - we moved later when I was about 7.

A memory of Rochford by Martin Bradley

When I Was A Girl

When I was about five years old my parents used to take us kids on a Sunday walk. Always remember it was to Stambridge mills. Back then the roads leading to the mill were not more then a country track. On the way to the mills dad would dig up horseradish to take home to mince up in mums mincer. I can smell the aroma of the place now. Corn fields wild flowers. When we got to the mills the smell of grinding corn hit you. Wonderful. We would walk through the mill and onto a place called Broom hills. After a good ramble around the place dad would take us to the Cherry Tree pub. Him and mum would go inside us kids were outside with our lemonade and crisps. Wonderful memories.

A memory of Rochford by Mary Jones
Buy this as an Unmounted Print
  • S
    15% Off! Was: £19 £16.15
  • M
    15% Off! Was: £29 £24.65
  • L
    15% Off! Was: £38 £32.30
  • XL
    15% Off! Was: £55 £46.75
  • XXL
    15% Off! Was: £85 £72.25
  • XXXL
    15% Off! Was: £105 £89.25

Added to your Shopping Basket

Your photo has been added to your Shopping Basket.


A Quick Reminder

We have lots of frame and mount options for your photo of Rochford.

See your photo framed or mounted

Embed This Photo

×

You may copy this code to your website or blog to display this photo.
Learn more.

By using this service you agree to our terms and conditions of use.
Strictly for non-commercial use. Commercial users contact us.

More about Print Only, Framed and Mounted Prints

Available in a wide variety of sizes, along with many options, we'll have the finish you want and if not - please ask, we make everything to order and can offer a fully bespoke service, if required.

More about Canvas Prints

Available from 16"x10" up to a wall-filling 60"x38", canvas prints make a real impact and bring the photo you choose to life. Bespoke sizes available upon request.

More about Presentation Frames

If you want to give a gift with real significance, that will be treasured for years to come, then have this photo framed - with a personal inscription to commemorate the day and event!

You have a maximum of three lines and 200 characters to use for your own message. This message always appears in addition to the title on a print.

Use this photo

More about our Home Decor Products

  • Window Blinds

    Now available as stunning, custom-printed window blinds in a choice of materials. Printed and made-to-measure just for you, this is what your windows have been waiting for!

    More Information
  • Wallpaper

    Transform a wall and travel back in time with one of our photos printed directly onto wallpaper. Supplied in rolls with all instructions and available in any width from 500mm.

    More Information

More About Window Blinds

Frith photos are now available printed direct onto made-to-measure window blinds and available in either a semi-transparent or blackout fabric finish and fully customisable to fit your window and decor at home.

  • Individually printed to order!
  • Custom-fitted to your dimensions, from 500mm to 2000mm
  • Available in two fabrics: 'Semi-Transparent' or 'Blackout'
Use this photo

More About Wallpaper

The quality of most Frith photos is so good they can be enlarged to create wall sized enlargements! A wall filled with a single photograph has enormous impact and it's easy to achieve.

  • Individually printed to order!
  • Custom-fitted to your dimensions, from 500mm
Create Wallpaper!

More about our Gift Products

  • Gift cards

    Available in a wide range of values, our Gift Cards make an ideal present when you want to give the gift of choice to a friend or loved one. Can be sent via email or by post.

    More Information
  • Calendars

    Use this photo in your own calendar. You will need 12 photos altogether and only landscape photos can be used (those that are wider than they are high).

    More Information

More about our Gift Cards

Design your own unique calendar. Choose a different photo and add a personal message for each month, starting on any month you wish. You can't get more personal than that!

  • Available in the following denominations:
    £20, £30, £40, £50, £60, £100, £150
  • Available in 10 different designs!
  • Can be sent in the post or via an email
  • Send to either yourself or direct to a chosen recipient
Select a Gift Card!

More about our Calendars

Design your own unique calendar. Choose a different photo and add a personal message for each month, starting on any month you wish. You can't get more personal than that!

  • Individually printed to order!
  • Available in 2 designs: 'Appointment' or 'Wall Planner'
Start Creating a Calendar!