Cheshunt Sawmills

Over the line, Windmill Lane

Peter Plum is standing at the right in the back row in the white shirt.

Do you know anybody else in the picture?

This page was added on 20/05/2010.

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  • does anyone have photographs of there timber lorries? in 1956 they had a new douglas timber tractor reg number WNK 945.

    By paul fowler (03/12/2020)
  • I worked in the Cheshunt Sawmill, London office, Broad Street place, as secretary to Mr. Miller, from approx 1959 to 1961.
    I moved to Canada in 1964.

    By Brenda Garzon (nee Valentine) (14/04/2020)
  • My father, Geoffery Read, worked for the sawmill from March 1954 until 1983 and in the photograph he is fairly certain that the shorter of the two men in suits is the boss’ brother, Erwin Miller. (I typed his name as Owen but Dad reiterated that it was Erwin, so I wonder if transcriptions in the past have had similar issues.). Their original surname was Muller (with two dots over the u) and they fled from Germany during the persecution of the Jews during the Second World War.
    Is there anything to give this photograph a date?

    By Isabel Pedrick (18/04/2019)
  • PLEASE can someone help. I have been looking for my Grandfather Percy Hornpeck/ Hornfleck for five years and have little to show for it. I came across this photo by shear luck and low and behold my Grandfather is in the picture! Can anyone help, no matter how small any infomation will be very gratfully recieved. Thank you. He was also known as Percy Shepard?

    By Jean elliott (08/05/2013)
  • My ancestor, Sampson Crouch, moved form Hertford to Windmill Street in the 1840’s. He was a sawyer so he probably worked in this saw mill. I am delighted to find out where it was situated.

    By Susan Houston (30/01/2013)