Milling journals of the past. Joseph, Edgar and Arthur Appleby; Lancashire Millers
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Milling & Grain|
|Year of publication||2020|
|Scope & content||Now largely exiled from Lancashire, as well as a retired miller, my attention was drawn to a couple of articles from early issues of Milling that highlighted a family of fellow Lancastrians who had a lasting impact. The items from September 23rd 1892 and May 20th 1893 were followed up by another dated June 5th 1893. I found the latter in The Miller, the other veteran magazine for British millers, which lasted for 100 years but did not have a white knight to rescue it and make it fit for the 21st century. |
The impressive Appleby family of Lancashire millers goes back to 1841 when Joseph Appleby settled at Enfield Mills. A 2009 Heritage Assessment for British Waterways describe the mill
in Clayton-le-Moors, two miles north of Accrington, as steam powered, built in 1827-1828, extended in the 1872 and demolished in 1968. Milling ceased in 1920 and it became part of the Enfield Soap Works in 1922 prior to its demolition.... Read more.