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Colton Mill on Bullerthorpe Lane adjacent to Junction 46 of the M1

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Colton Mill on Bullerthorpe Lane adjacent to Junction 46 of the M1
2000. A view of the very old buildings of Colton Mill which became a listed building in 1970. When it made the transition from wind-power to steam-power it became known as Swillington Steam Corn Mill. Throughout the late 19th Century until 1940, when it ceased to operate, it was worked by the Barraclough family. It became known locally as 'Barraclough's Mill'.

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A Barraclough

My husbands grandfather and father worked the mill,and his elder brother was born there. In 1941, a long running dispute with the landowner,ended with old mr Barraclough pouring water into the engine, bringing the mill to a standstill. From that day on, it never worked again.

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Ian Barraclough

My father was born at the mill, my step brother eric was also born there, he is still alive with lots of memories




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