Milling journals of the past. The Sun Flour Mills Bromley by Bow

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2018 June

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentThe Sun Flour Mills have been of interest to me since the early days of the Mills Archive when we were given the collection of Guy Cornwell. This included the calligraphic certificate given to his grandfather, William, on his retirement in 1926, expressing appreciation for his work for the company since its foundation in 1887. The story of company’s foundation, written by William, who started as manager in 1887 and ended as Managing Director, can be read in our archive catalogue (search for CORN-08).

    This article concentrates on the Sun Flour Mills at Bromley by Bow, established after a devastating fire at the recently built Sun Flour Mills on Sun Street, Waltham Abbey. The Bromley by Bow mills were described in detail in The Miller of December 3, 1894 and February 4, 1895. Situated on the River Lea, the mills were directly connected to the River Thames, one of the world’s greatest commercial highways. While the Lea flowed by one side of the walls, the other side was served by another waterway, locally known as the Limehouse New Cut…Read more.


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