Staines, The London Stone c.1880

Memories of Staines


Eight months after I had my first baby Nadia Kersey-Brown, I went to live with my parents Clifford and Kay McLaglen at "Lock Ahoy" over-looking the Lock. I stayed from April 1967 until Jan 1968 and helped with the garden and cooking until my husband signed up at Fartown in Huddersfield now (...Read full memory)

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)

We were married at St Mary's on Christmas Eve 1967, and had our reception at the Phoenix. I had lived in Staines from 1945 until getting married. I went to Shortwood common school, Kingston Road, and Matthew Arnold. We lived for a short time at George Street then Rosefield Road. Over the years though all the family (...Read full memory)

The four pinnacles on the tower were removed after WW2 because a bomb dropped in Wraysbury Road made them unsafe. I was born in '45 (and baptised in St. Mary's) and was still living in Wraysbury Road in 1960. I do not remember the pinnacles being demolished so this photo must have been taken much earlier as they would have been removed in my early childhood.

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