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Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« on: Saturday 31 January 04 14:32 GMT (UK) »
My ancestors were at Maythorne Silk Mill, near Southwell from about 1848 after leaving the Silk Mills of Macclesfield,  up to 1905 when Grt Grt Grandad Frederick died, by which time all surving children had married and lived elsewhere in Nottinghamshire.

Family Life at the mill which was a completely self contained community having its own shop, chapel, beer making, osier bed, trout streem, etc must have been quite good - but if you ask the people of Southwell today where Maythorne Mill is - they do not know!

The mill has survived virtually in its entirety, but I want to find out more about it as the local history books also have very little information on its origins.

The image enclosed is the 'work force' of the mill at the turn of the century (about 1902) and Frederick plus one of his daughters are believed to be somewhere on this picture.  I do have all the various census data on the family - It is the Mill I am interested in to enable me to put more 'flesh on their bones'
 
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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« Reply #2 on: Friday 24 September 04 17:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Maid Marion

A belated thank you for that info.

I have a friend (she wasnt, but since she bought a flat in the mill, she is) who now lives in the mill, and I believe it is the same property - Number 6 (but larger, two units knocked into one) where my grt Grandad lived with his family and where my Grandfather was born.

If you ever come across any snippets concerning the mill, please let me know - I will soon have a web page devoted to the Mill and its inhabitants.

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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 October 05 10:28 BST (UK) »
Hi again

That Web Page, thanks to Rootschat is now online

www.MathornMill.rootschat.net

Please have a look and let me know what you think

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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 October 05 19:16 BST (UK) »
Lovely Chris,

My father lived briefly at the cottages at Maythorne after being evacuated from London during WW2. I was brought up in Southwell and often used to walk down there along the old railway track. So it's great to see the history documented.

I see you are having a few teething troubles. I got as far as the images page before it froze on me, but I'm looking forward to another browse when the problems have been ironed out :)

Heather
Nottinghamshire: Willmott, Williams, Oldham, Padgett, Burden, Stokes, Huskinson, Tuckwood, Morley, Barnett
Lincolnshire: Foster, Dennis, Mowbray
Leicestershire: Mowbray,Hudson, Tuckwood
Derbyshire: Starbrook
Somerset: Willmott, Elliott
Cork:Driscoll, Murphy
London Surrey:Driscoll, Cheesman
London Kent:Cheesman
Kent:Cheesman, Davis, West, Hills, Kneller, Bones, Eastup

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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 October 05 20:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Chris

On the link you can get a photo of 'Maythorne cottages warehouse mill' and a bit of info.

http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/

Keyword: maythorne
Village: Southwell

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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 October 05 21:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Jane

Thanks for that link - just spent time looking at my old school in Bath Street, Notts and our swimming pool the Victoria Baths - Boy, did it bring back memories of the 1950s. Also spent many happy hours wandering around Sneinton Market as well.

The one photo they had of Maythorn Mill is already on my site - bought it and others from the library in Nottingham (Lower Parliament Street) back in the 1989 when I stated my research

Thank you very much for that link

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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« Reply #7 on: Friday 14 October 05 07:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Chris

I have used picture the past for answers to lots of posts on several boards, its a great link for Notts and Derbys. I'm glad it revived the memories. I learnt to swim at Victoria and Portland baths but then went to Bramcote when that was built.

As you probably know my main interest is FWK and Lace in Nottinghamshire. I will let you know if I come across anything to do with the Maythorne Mill. I have checked Sheila Masons book Nottingham Lace 1760s - 1950s and it is not mentioned in the index. I will check Felkin over the weekend. I can enquire at the Archives for you, is it photos or any information? What were your rellies names?

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Re: Maythorne Mill near Southwell
« Reply #8 on: Friday 14 October 05 09:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Jane

I attended the Textile School in Bath Street, Nottingham between 1955 and 1960 - the Victoria Baths was our school swimming pool and we had additional classrooms at the end of the square that contained lace machines, looms, etc - and all the other equipement connected with textiles. This was some 40 odd years before I started researching my family history to find that textiles is in our blood and has been for over 200 years.

Enquiries made at Nottinghamshire Local Studies Library; Southwell Library, Southwell Minster Library; Newark Library; Planning Dept Archives at Kelham Hall; County Archives at Trent Bridge and Nottingham Public Records Office have all proved negative in the search for further information as to the origins of the mill or its activities although the Archives section of the Planning Dept at Kelham hall did supply me with the paperwork pertaining to the Mill and its buildings when they became Grade 2 Listed Buildings on 9th February 1973.

What information they all have is virtually what I have given them via a newsletter I used to produce called 'Satin & Silk' - but a different pair of eyes may produce something on Maythorn Mill that I have missed - Thank you Jane.

Any information, either piccys or text would be appreciated

Chris in 1066
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