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A Tale of Two Mills

A new book has just been published covering two of our Northumberland Mills.  Waren Mill on the edge of Budle Bay and Spindleston Mill, a short distance inland, are considered in detail between the years of 1735 and 1914.  The … Continue reading

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Waren Mill at Belford Museum

The history of Waren Mill – as well as some of the other nearby mills – is covered in an exhibition at Belford Museum.  The history and workings of the mill are looked at on a number of panels around … Continue reading

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Adding information

Information and history about our local mills continues to be added, albeit slowly.  The latest two additions are historical information from Eric Griffith on Waren Mill and Denwick Mill.  Often information gets added following a request for details about a … Continue reading

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End of the line as a formal Group

The meeting on 3 October took the inevitable but still disappointing decision to formally wind up the NEMG.  However it was decided that a web presence would remain and that we would try to continue to encourage support of local … Continue reading

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Formal Future of the NE Mills Group

It seems unlikely that the North East Mills Group can survive as a formally constituted society (although this web presence will remain).  In light of this we are holding a meeting at 10am on 3 October 2015 at Path Head … Continue reading

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Eric Griffith’s watermill work

Eric Griffith was born in London in 1901 but moved to the North East and when he retired in 1961 he began to research the local watermills of Northumberland.  He was accompanied on many of his visits by Ken Major … Continue reading

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Research on Line

Selected articles from the NEMG members’ magazine, Northumbrian Mills, are being added to the web site.  Please have a look in the Mill Research page to see the articles that have been added so far.  Further articles will be added … Continue reading

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