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Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories

The photo 'Acomb, the Old Mill c1955' appears in this book.

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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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Other Memories from Acomb

Telfers of waterside and Holly hall

Hi, does anyone remember the Gibbison family 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

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