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Thwaite Mill Water Mill entrance

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Thwaite Mill Water Mill entrance
18th Nov 1999 View of Thwaite Mill watermill. The mill a family business run by the Horn family for over a hundred years closed in 1976. This followed a devastating flood that destroyed the Weir in 1975. In 1978 the Thwaite Mills Society was made to restore and preserve the site. It is now a museum.

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jack mitchell

My wifes maiden name was PALMER.I have a marriage certificate dated November 9th 1856 of one of her ancestors,Thomas Palmer,Married to a Mary Charlesworth,In the Parish of ROTHWELL.Their Residence at the time was given asTHWAITE MILLS.His occupation is very difficult to read (---cman).Apart from that,Having looked at the site on here.I can't see any reference to housing in the immediate vacinity,Only to a few residents residing within the MILL area itself, to do with their employment.Can anybody enlighten me as to what he might have been doing there.(PLEASE).? 30-june-07.



John Harvey

About 100 yards down the canal bank was a row of cottages called Dandy Row.I think there were 5 of them. A friend of mine, Neville Langton, lived there in the sixties. I remember going to the toilet at his house, outside of course, and was amazed to find it was an earth toilet, no plumbing, and double seated!They were demolished either at the end of the sixties or the very early seventies.



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