Acomb, The Old Mill c.1955
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Photo of Acomb, The Old Mill c.1955

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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.

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A Selection of Memories from Acomb

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Holly hall Holly hall house . Grandmother was born there 1930
Hi, does anyone remember the families who used to work on the farm at Holly hall sandhoe Hexham Corbridge in the late 1920s/30s ?
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.
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