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County Day Series: Huntingdonshire – the Paine’s mills of St Neots

Huntingdonshire was an historic county until it was merged with Cambridgeshire in 1974. However, in 1984, the district was reinstated as a non-metropolitan county. In 2002, Huntingdonshire Day was established on the former county’s most famous son Oliver Cromwell’s birthdate – 25 April. For me Huntingdonshire will always be. My family roots hail from Huntingdonshire…

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Holman Bros., Millwrights of Canterbury

Hello everyone! You might remember me briefly mentioning Guy’s presentation at the SPAB meeting a few months ago on the Holman Brothers, Millwrights of Canterbury. Well I am pleased to announce that Guy has created some webpages related to the months of work on the completion of the book on the history of the Holman…

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Charlwood flour miller or flour mill owner named William Simmons

Author: Dave Simmons Hello from the USA. I wonder if someone may be interested in assisting me…. In the time frame of 1830 to 1867 there lived a flour miller at Charlwood, near Horley, named William Simmons. This is verified by the census records.  His sons included William Simmons, Jr., Leonard O., Alfred A., Archibald A. and…

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