Staines, Duncroft 1895

Memories of Staines


1954-1959, say?? Perhaps earlier too. This section of the River looks v. close to the area off the top of Thames or Bridge Street (?) known as The Staines "Lammas". A number of pools and play areas, with a swimming pool set into the River itself. Such a trek by 'bus to get there. I don't think anyone would do it today. But (...Read full memory)

My grandfather Charles Maillou and one of his brothers used to own the Ship Inn. It was located near Staines Bridge and the Causeway , they owned the pub prior to WWII and not sure for how long. The business also included included a coach company. We lived at Glebe Road as did my grandparents and I went to Egham Hythe (...Read full memory)

This memory has been posted by The Francis Frith Collection on behalf of John Craig. I was born in Staines in 1937 and lived there until I joined the RAF in 1955 and following that moved to Cornwall. My father owned a garage business (Craigs Garage) on Laleham Rd, Staines from the 1920's until the 50's. I would like (...Read full memory)

Yep I worked weekends on J & C in the ironmongery Stilletto Heel section, at Christmas reverted to the toy dept. used to but my recored from the department on 1st floor, two very helpful young ladies whose name I have forgot, and date the Hoover rep named Joan for a time ....Happy days, Bill Ridley

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