Milling journals of the past. From The Ashes: The Selby Flour Mills, Yorkshire

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2021 July

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentThe story behind the construction of the Selby Flour Mills was detailed in The Miller of June 2, 1879. In fact, the story started two years earlier and 10 miles north at Naburn.

    In the July 1877 edition of The Miller the destruction by fire of Naburn Mill, near York, owned by Dobby & Wright was recorded as follows:

    "The fire, of a destructive nature, so far as the premises in which it originated, broke out on the morning of 21st ult, in the upper storey of the Naburn Com Mills near York in the occupation of Messrs. Dobby & Co, of Elvington.

    "Mounted messengers were dispatched to York, whence a strong body of the fire brigade police were sent as quickly as possible to the scene of the disaster, but before their arrival the roof of the building was entirely destroyed.

    "Though unable to save the mill, the efforts of the brigade were successful in saving the house of the managing partner, Mr. Wright, which stood immediately adjoining, and a considerable portion of machinery... Read more.


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