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#326717 - 8th Jun 2009 1:41pm The old mill, leighton road,neston
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I recently bought this card and posted it because i know one of the members on here had a g,g,grandad who used to work at this mill


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#330376 - 16th Jun 2009 4:00pm Re: The old mill, leighton road,neston [Re: nestonlad]
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Taken from 'The Old Flour Mills of Cheshire' by E. Mitford Abraham published in the 'Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire' vol 55, 1903-04, pp133 - 149....

"All that remains of Neston Mill is the whitewashed brick tower of the eighteenth century. This small mill worked till about 1885, although for the last few years it had only two arms. These arms and all the works were removed shortly afterwards, and the building is now used as a joiner's shop. Owing to its proximity to the roadway the arms, when revolving on a sunny day, reflected on to the road. It was a peculiar sight, and many a horse would refuse to go by till the mill was stopped."

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#336405 - 18th Jul 2009 8:43pm Re: The old mill, leighton road,neston [Re: greasby_lad]
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Intersting info and picture Gent's, I dont know much (if anything) about my relations time at the mill but the date of 1885 fits in because as far as i know the mill was little used by my G,G,Grandfather but he used the yard and buildings for storeing his equipment, as far as i know the Gray family took over the yard as my relation had moved onto another premises by 1890 (very ish).

By coincidence i was in the Mill yard yesterday, my first visit in years !!!!!!.

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