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Bibury, Gloucestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bibury and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Apprenticed At Arlington Mill

My great-great-great-grandfather John Luker (1793-1853) was appenticed in 1805, for a period of 9 3/4 years, to Thomas Poole, miller at Arlington by Bibury. He became the first of four generations of millers in Painswick, Stroud and Gloucester. I first visited the mill in the 1950s with my father, when it was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bibury by Don Luker

Family Tree

I have found that two or three generations of the 'Hart' family were born in and around Eastleach, including Coln St Aldwins and Northleach. My curiosity led me to Arlington Mill - it seemed a likely place for work. One address was the village Manor, so I presume they had a tied cottage. What a lovely area to live and work in those ...Read full memory


My great, great grandfather, Frededrick Smith, died at Bibury Mill on 10 December 1906. He was living with his daughter and son-in-law, Thomas Turner, at the time. I visited the Museum almost 20 years ago and seem to remember Frederick Smith written on a wall behind a glass case!!

A memory of Bibury by Pamela Chapman