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British and Irish Flour Mills 2

North Shore Mills Liverpool                                                                   Mildred Cookson Victorian Milling Journals   The Miller and Milling are the two most important milling journals from the late 1800s onwards. Both were published weekly and lasted for over 100 years (Milling is still going strongly as Milling & Grain).    Although we hold many copies, with…

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£75,000 grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation for “Hidden Heroes” project

I am delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £75,000 by the Garfield Weston Foundation. This is the second largest grant we have ever received and comes at a time when Covid-19 has introduced extra challenges and curveballs for the charity sector. We have all felt the effects of the pandemic…

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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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Roller milling romances

With the romance of Valentine’s Day recently past, this blog is looking at some of the romantic stories that have been found whilst researching the history of roller milling. Throughout the early years of roller milling, there is a common factor between many firms, namely that they tended to be family-run businesses. This was true…

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