Memories of Stanwell Moor
I remember my granddad, Herbert Lipscombe (aka Jack or Dink), telling me of the times his father, Herbert Lipscombe (1892-1966), used to clean out under the bridge next to the old mill when it used to get clogged up with debris. Also my nan worked at the old mill for Ayers asthma cure and was working the day that the film Genevieve was being filmed and she got to meet the stars of the film.
I lived at Felstead, the house which is in the foreground of the Anchor pub from 1947 until about 1957 with my sister and mum and dad. My cousin lived in the bungalow seen before Felstead. Wonderful memories of living there!!
My grandad, William George Stacey aka "George", moved into 37 Southern Cottages when it was newly built in 1933/4. He was a builder and worked locally. He and the family stayed there until his death in 1951. I would love to hear from anyone who has any memories to share about him or the Stacey family. Look forward to any information, however small! Sylvie
My ancestor, Simeon Warner Hagen, was the Miller at Stanwell Moor. He lived from 1751 until 1812 when he passed the mill down to his sons, Thomas and George Hagen, who may have sold it as neither remained in Middlesex. Simeon was a member of the Society of Friends and was a member of the Longford Meeting in Staines. Could this be the same mill? I know there were several mills in Stanwell.