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#758466 - 17th Jan 2013 11:43am flour mills in birkenhead?
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Hi

I have grandparents who when they got married their occupations where described as 'flour mills mixer' and 'flour mills hoister'.

This was in 1918 so I was wondering where the flour mills may have been in the Tranmere Birkenhead area as I would have thought they wouldn't have travelled far for work.

Any suggestions of which and where these mills may have been.

thanks homerj

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#758471 - 17th Jan 2013 12:20pm Re: flour mills in birkenhead? [Re: homeraway]
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Pretty sure the flour mills are what is now the east float apartments near the four bridges.

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#758474 - 17th Jan 2013 12:46pm Re: flour mills in birkenhead? [Re: Chorizo]
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Quite right, Chorizo; not only the East Float Apartments either. A useful thread here:
http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/358302/The_Great_Float_Flour_Mills.html
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#758496 - 17th Jan 2013 2:23pm Re: flour mills in birkenhead? [Re: chriskay]
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hey guys
thanks again, I was going to take a wander down there to do some pics but as the weather is a bit cold i'll settle for looking at the older pictures on that other thread ;-)

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#758513 - 17th Jan 2013 3:03pm Re: flour mills in birkenhead? [Re: homeraway]
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Nothing much left to see, as I remember. I do remember them in full frenetic operation in the 1940's. At the time, we just accepted that they were there, probably without realising the extent of the operation.
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#758727 - 18th Jan 2013 12:34am Re: flour mills in birkenhead? [Re: homeraway]
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Yeah it ended up as spillers in the end, stank of dog food:-)

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#758827 - 18th Jan 2013 1:41pm Re: flour mills in birkenhead? [Re: marvelwear]
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Hi just to add that i worked in the spillers flour mill in 1966, as has already been said the site is now flattened , it was known locally as pauls mill. There was also a flour mill in corporation road birkenhead that was j r ranks mill.That mill was on beaufort road the continuation of corporation road.


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#758894 - 18th Jan 2013 4:55pm Re: flour mills in birkenhead? [Re: homeraway]
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Remember the story years ago of a woman who was in bed downstairs in Livingstone Street, her hubby was away fighting, when the flour mills got hit in the Birkenhead blitz. A paving stone from the mills came through her window and landed beside her in the bed, missing her by inches. Lucky woman. I can remember the woman but not her name.
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