Caption for Westcott, The Rookery Mill House 1933:
Yet another vanished Surrey watermill, testimony to a virtually forgotten source of power. This mill stood on the Pippbroook, a tributary of the Mole, but has now been demolished. It was one of six mills on the little Pippbrook alone. The next mill downstream was at Westcott itself.
I remember walking down from Thorndale cottages on the old flint road taking a jug to be filled with ale for my grandfather Joseph Frank Brown and grandma May Brown and Miss Wheeler who lived next door no 3, happy memories
Stephen, I knew your father well from his days at Tooting and when he moved to The Prince of Wales in the 60's. I used to play keyboard with Colin Neilson on drums every month. Terribly loud stuff but good fun! Great guy, your father. Best regards Alan Cooper
I was landlord of the Crown from 1971 to 1973. I was only 19 and apparently the youngest landlord in England at the time. My father, Bernard Edmund had been landord at the Prince of Wales across the road, for many years. We had some wonderful times at The Crown.
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