Milling journals of the past. W Nelstrop & Co Albion Flour Mills, Stockport, Cheshire

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2019

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers

    Scope & contentLast year I had the pleasure of visiting this family run mill, seeing it running smoothly, with my visit enriched by that particular smell of freshly baked bread from their test bakery. This started me wondering, just how many tonnes of flour have been made in that near-200-year-old building?

    According to The Miller (6 January 1896, p 879) the history of Nelstrop’s can be traced back to the 1820s when William Nelstrop moved to the recently built steam-powered flour mill. It was managed by a Mr Oldfield, the maternal grandfather of George Nelstrop, the sole proprietor in the existing firm of W Nelstrop & Co... Read more.


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