Staines, Middx.Sun 17 Jun 2018
Little industry remains in Staines which used to have three large
factories as well as many minor works
A sign close to the Station welcomes people to the river, sun and
A few yards on is a former brewery site, used for adult education
for some years but empty and derelict for the last 10
New and expensive housing replaces offices, businesses and shops
Garages at the back of a housing estate, once I think sports ground
for the Staines Linoleum site
The Staines aqueduct carries water from the Thames to reservoirs in
Staines and elsewhere
The River Colne which enters the Thames in the centre of Staines
The River Ash leaves the Colne here and flows into the Thames at Sunbury
Under the Staines bypass is Staines Moor. There is a path beside the
river on the opposite bank but the path
to it down from the bypass was overgrown and rather dangerous.
Further west another path crosses the aqueduct leading back towards
Looking along the aqueduct in the opposite direction from the bridge
Just off the Two Rivers on the path beside the Wraysbury River we
came across these and some balloons used
to inhale the gas.
Wraysbury Rd, Church St and Bridge St. At right on the corner is the
former pub on the Ashby Brewery site.
The brewery became part of Courage, and this tower was converted to
The Bells and Staines Parish Church - St Mary's
A private bridge leads to Church Island. Daybreak is moored beyond
it, back from voyages around the country
Across the river past the downstream end of Church Island
Riverside Offices to let.
Staines Bridge. The land at right is also in Staines, as the boundary
follows a former course of the river
The Swan Hotel
The London Stone, part replica. It used to mark the boundary of the
City of London's authority over the Thames
The Swan Upper is one of the better bits of sculpture in Staines,
and was moved here from a backstreet
Substantial houses on the riverbank facing Staines from the
1920s and 30s are in Runnymede borough.
Many who lived in London had weekend 'cottages' lining the river downstream
from here, some little more than
sheds. In the last 40 years most of these have been replaced by rather larger
buildings on this kind of scale.
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