Milling journals of the past. City of London Flour Mills, a millstone mill

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2018 August

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers
    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Millstone milling


    Scope & contentAs a former “millstone miller” I am always attracted to the detailed descriptions of the large millstone mills frequently featured in the early years of The Miller. The September 2, 1878 issue described Mr Hadley’s City of London Flour Mills in loving detail. By then The Miller was reporting the sharper competition with other countries that was rapidly developing, along with the greater varieties of wheat available. This was necessitating modifications in machinery and systems of manufacture. The formation of a National Association of millers had taken place, and local associations were springing up all over the country proving beneficial to all millers.

    Mills were up to this time secretive places not allowing anyone inside to avoid their new installations being shown to competitors…Read more.


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