Milling journals of the past. The Mills of the Co-operative Wholesale Society

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2018

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers

    Scope & contentUnity is strength, as was demonstrated at the Silvertown Mills in Essex, where the Co-operative Society built one of the best equipped, most perfectly proportioned mills at the start of the 20th century. ‘The Miller’ of June 2, 1902 describes the mill, fitted by Thomas Robinson and Son of Rochdale, as arranged “to ensure proficiency, dispatch and finish in every detail of this huge mill’s layout”. The site occupied about five acres of land, with a river frontage, and a newly built wharf erected for the mill, while at the rear it adjoined the Great Eastern Railway. It boasted what no other London mill could claim, having direct road, rail and water communication…Read more.


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