Milling Journals of the past. JW Aizlewood's Crown Mills Sheffield. Part 1

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2021 September

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentAs two articles separated by the First World War were written about this mill in 1906 and 1928, I thought I would cover the subject in two parts. This month I summarise the state of the mill in July 1906 as described in Milling and next month, I will move forward to 1928 to describe what The Miller reported in June of that year.

    The mill in 1906 was running on the Thomas Robinson system and it was suggested that the famous Yorkshire steel city could probably claim that it had more smart flour mills than any other inland town in the country.

    As former British prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli had said, what Lancashire thinks today, all England will think tomorrow and millers might also have said the same of their Sheffield people. They had invariably been pioneers in all movements to improve the quality of flour and they ensured that their mills ran very efficiently.

    In 1906, Sheffield had six flour mills within its city boundary, all more or less of the same size, each producing from ten to twenty sacks per hour. Mr Aizlewood's mill stood close to Victoria Station, where alongside the mill the railway connected with the Great Central system, and it was also not far from a canal that connected with Hull.

    JohnAizlewood built his Crown Flour Mills in 1878, having previously worked at the Albion Corn Mills for about 17 years… Read more.


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