The Salons

Staines

Nestelled between the High Street and the River Thames with car parks on either side, Staines offers picturesque views and great shopping.

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Staines, Tel: 01784 880677

Jericho Woodley

10 Clarence Street
Staines
Middlesex
TW18 4SP



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Opening Times

Open untill 8.00pm three nights a week.
Monday
closed
Tuesday
9.00am
to
8.00pm
Wednesday
9.00am
to
8.00pm
Thursday
9.00am
to
8.00pm
Friday
9.00am
to
6.00pm
Saturday
9.00am
to
6.00pm
Sunday
closed

Free parking directly outside the salon. Call us for an appointment or just walk in

Staines, Middlesex

The Home of linolium
Staines has always been a Market town even in Roman times, and history says that a market has been held in Staines since the iron age. I remember the market always being in the Town Hall square, and walking around it when I was a kid. It always amazed me because of the aroma that came from the stalls. Christmas even now has to have that smell of the market; celery, tangerines, and all the fruit and veg that goes with it. In 2001 the market moved it's location and is now held in the High Street.

In Victorian times the Circus came to town, there is an old picture of elephants and camels walking along Clarence Street to the High Street, also another picture of a young boy standing close to a dancing bear in the High Street. Back in those days the circus and fairs used to set up close to the railway in the High Street. Another annual event in Victorian times was the Staines Fair. This took place along the High Street, where the vendors, often gypsies, lined up to sell their wares............ Looking at pictures of that time it doesn't look too different to the market of today that is held in the same place.

The Linoleum Manufacturing factory started in 1864, and by 1930 covered 45 acres. The Lino employed many local people over the years, including my own father who worked there after the war. I used to go to the Christmas party there every year and also the summer sports party out on the grounds. Where the Lino used to be is now the new 'Two Rivers' shopping centre. The footpath to the furthest shops is where the Old Hale Mill used to be and the river Colne still runs thru the area.

Today Staines is known for a TV personality who hangs with the 'Staines massive'; Ali G! Of course Ali G may come from Staines but for some strange reason he insists it is in Berkshire! Believe me it isn't, it is in what was Middlesex and is now Surrey. Please excuse his ignorance he is not the normal for Staines people.

Sasha Cohen, (Ali G) is actually very educated and sounds normal when he speaks as Sasha. His movie which was made in Staines, will be in theatres in March 2002. Go see it if you are able. You may even get to see me in it as we were watching some of the filming in the park. Oh no did I really admit that!