Milling journals of the past. The 1888 Plymouth Milling Convention Part 1

    Full details

    Authors & editors

    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2016 September

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling > Commercial millers


    Scope & contentMilling conventions and exhibitions were and still are an excellent way for the milling profession to keep abreast of the latest developments in technology and milling practice. They also attracted commercial organisations, keen to display their latest innovations in a rapidly changing world.

    Not surprisingly the media of the time, represented by the weekly journals Milling and The Miller were in attendance. As a result, we have at the Mills Archive a detailed historical record of the steady replacement of millstones by roller machinery. One such event was the NABIM Plymouth Milling Convention of 1888, whose programme was described and illustrated in July 1888 of The Miller, giving us an overview of the state of milling in the south of England at that time. The events had three main elements: technical papers, mill tours and a “ladies’ programme”. The technical papers, read by such people as Henry Simon and J Harrison Carter, and the tours of local mills would still work 130 years later, but this lady miller, would not be pleased to be offered a ladies’ programme, even with the military band concert promised!..Read more.


    File attachments