Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955

Neg. R226016

Memories of Rochford

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 ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Don Pepper

Kings Hill & Kings Hill Cottage

I was born in Rochford in 1957 and grew up in Kings Hill and Kings Hill Cottage both which were owned by my grandparents Clem and Frieda Shillan. I remember doughnuts and milkshakes at Delph house in the square. ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Dinah Kyd

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 housing estate). I remember seeing horses ...Read full memory

A memory of Rochford by Don Pepper

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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.