Acomb, The Old Mill c.1955

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Caption for Acomb, the Old Mill c1955: The mill is just south of the village on the Birkey Burn. The miller's house is dated 1728, and the three-storey mill building is also 18th-century. Though normally powered by water, the mill could operate in conjunction with a nearby windmill if there was insufficient water in the burn. Modernisation came during the 19th century when the mill was equipped with a steam engine.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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when I see the photo Acomb the Village, I remember living opposite the Queen's Arms Hotel, with my family Chris and Lucy Henderson, my uncle Billy and Aunt Elizabeth and mam Mary. I was born there in 1955

Does anyone know of a George Frazer/Fraser who lived in Acomb. I think he was a butcher and was good friends with my mum. Any information Thanks

Norman was my father and I know he was born in Acomb Northumberland at Middle Farm February 1910. I am trying to trace his roots and would be grateful if anyone has any information.

I wonder if anyone remembers my grandfather, Cecil Johnstone? He lived at 22 Orchard Avenue, Acomb during the 1950's. He worked as a Hexham (Moffat's) bus driver, and his wife was called Maud (nee Dart). During the 50's Maud owned & operated the bus station Café, where most of the bus driver's and conductors spent their (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Acomb, the Old Mill c1955: The mill is just south of the village on the Birkey Burn. The miller's house is dated 1728, and the three-storey mill building is also 18th-century. Though normally powered by water, the mill could operate in conjunction with a nearby windmill if there was insufficient water in the burn. Modernisation came during the 19th century when the mill was equipped with a steam engine.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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